AUDA Introduction to Urban Design

Online Courses I 2021

 
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Drawing: A Mirage II Jordan River Valley II Huai Kuan Chung, Jinbao Liu, Sreyash Dasgupta, Vrinda Sharma, Zhaoyu Zhu, Zhen Quan II Columbia GSAPP

 

About

The AUDA-IUD program aims to introduce Urban Design as an academic discourse to students and recent graduates of Architecture by briefly outlining concepts of Urban Design and it's interwoven premises with the physical, socio-economical, environmental and political fabric of a city. The sessions are structured to inform students in the coordinated learning of concepts, approaches, expressions, research techniques, and representational strategies of the pedagogy and practice of Urban Design. The program is further designed to assist students with a more profound understanding of the academic and professional possibilities ahead and the choices they can make.

 

Program Discourse

Registrations open for program starting

August 23rd 2021!

Week 01 (Lectures)

SCHEDULE OF THE PROGRAM

Session 01

23rd August 2021

Monday I 6 pm IST I 8.30 am EST onwards  (1 hour session)

Introduction to Urban Design- Definitions, Objectives, Expressions

Lecturer: Sudeshna Sen, Cambridge, USA

Session 02 

24th August 2021

Tuesday I 7 pm IST I 9.30 am EST onwards (1 hour session)

 Processes of Urban Design I Scales of UD Projects 

Lecturer: Sreyash Dasgupta, Kolkata, India

Session 03

25th August 2021

Wednesday I 6 pm IST I 8.30 am EST onwards (1 hour session)

Story telling as a representational design technique in Urban Design 

Lecturer: Sudeshna Sen, Cambridge, USA

Session 04

26th August 2021

Thursday I 7 pm IST I 9.30 am EST onwards (1 hour session) 

Introduction to Drawing Techniques in

Urban Design + Introduction to an ideation exercise for students to develop brief design proposals

Lecturer: Debayan Chatterjee, Kolkata, India

Session 05

27th August 2021

Friday I 7 pm IST I 9.30 am EST  onwards (1 hour session)

Reflections of a practitioner

Lecturer: Rohit Lahoti, Mumbai, India

Session 06

28th August 2021

Saturday I 7 pm IST I 9.30 am EST onwards (1 hour session) 

Introduction to Urban Design as a design career + Challenges for Urban Designers 

Lecturer: Debayan Chatterjee, Kolkata, India

Week 02 (Site study)

Session 07

1st September 2021

Wednesday I 7 pm IST I 9.30 am EST onwards (2 hour session)

Project: Site study and analysis presentations

Reviewers: Debayan Chatterjee, Sreyash Dasgupta

Session 08

4th September 2021

Saturday I 7 pm IST I 9.30 am EST onwards (2 hour session) 

Project site study final review

Reviewers: Debayan Chatterjee, Andrea Benavides Ward

Week 03 (Ideation week 1)

Session 09

8th September 2021

Wednesday I 7 pm IST I 9.30 am EST onwards (2 hour session)

Project: Vision, concept and strategies

Reviewers: Shubhrajit Das, Debayan Chatterjee

Session 10

11th September 2021

Saturday I 7 pm IST onwards I 9.30 am EST (2 hour session)

Intermediate design review

Reviewers: Shubhrajit Das , Neeta Das and others to be confirmed

Week 04 (Ideation week 2)

Session 11

18th September 2021

Wednesday I 6 pm IST I 8.30 am EST onwards (2.5 hour session)

Final project presentation

Reviewers: Shubhrajit Das, Neeta Das , and others to be confirmed

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Drawing: Ahmed Jawdat I Dissa Pidanti Raras I Sreyash Dasgupta I Vrinda Sharma II Columbia GSAPP

Batch strength

Maximum of 40 students. 

Medium + Language of instruction

Online (zoom) I English

Collaborators

Mansara SA (PARA) Initiative, Kolkata, India

A Center for Study, Conservation, and Development of the Built Heritage

Take-aways/ benefits of the program

  • A better understanding of the basic concepts of Urban Design in a global context

  • Techniques used in urban design and their applications

  • Understanding the role of urban designers and challenges

  • Discussions about Urban design as a design career

  • Interaction with Urban Design graduates or assistant professors and visiting lecturers from some of the top Urban Design graduate programs in the world, working in internationally renowned Architecture and Urban Design offices across the world, from North America, Europe and Asia

  • Opportunity to work on a project to develop design proposals in a team, and have an opportunity to discuss the ideas with the various lecturers and other participants. The project gives an opportunity to test the various concepts and strategies that will be discussed during the various sessions. 

  • On completion of the program, a certificate will be issued and emailed from the AUDAcademy.

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Drawing: Andrea Benavides Ward I Sreyash Dasgupta I Jiaqi Sun I Vrinda Sharma II Columbia GSAPP

 

Lecturers and Reviewers

Online interactive sessions with critical appraisal of basic concepts of Urban Design conducted by Urban Design graduates or assistant professors and visiting lecturers from some of the top Urban Design graduate programs in the world - Columbia University GSAPP, New York City; Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge; School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi; Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL, London, working in internationally renowned Urban Design offices across the world, from North America, Europe and Asia.

AUDA network

The AUDA Network

The AUDA Network

25 countries I 55+ cities

AUDA Network_India

AUDA Network_India

50 colleges I 25 cities

250+ students I 25 countries I 55 + cities

 
Refabricating History

Refabricating History

Drawing credits: AUDA_B05_G01 Ashitha Tharian, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala Megha Jhawar, School of Environment and Architecture, Mumbai Hitha Chandrashekar, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore Nithyashree, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore Samiksha Gadodia, Gateway College of Architecture and Design

Refabricating History

Refabricating History

Drawing credits: AUDA_B05_G01 Ashitha Tharian, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala Megha Jhawar, School of Environment and Architecture, Mumbai Hitha Chandrashekar, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore Nithyashree, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore Samiksha Gadodia, Gateway College of Architecture and Design

HOPE

HOPE

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B03_G03_Aayush Tapadia, Manipal University I Reebanta Paul Chowdhury, SRM University Chennai I Soumya Shashidharan, Academy of Architecture, Mumbai I Sudharsan Natraj, Politechnico Di Milano I Preksha Jain, SPA Bhopal

Refabricating History

Refabricating History

Drawing credits: AUDA_B05_G01 Ashitha Tharian, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala Megha Jhawar, School of Environment and Architecture, Mumbai Hitha Chandrashekar, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore Nithyashree, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore Samiksha Gadodia, Gateway College of Architecture and Design

Ohana

Ohana

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B01_G02_Madhavi Sharma, Amity University, Kolkata I Digvijay Singh, Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University Of Science And Technology, Murthal I Anahita Fotedar, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon I Sehr Gupta, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon

The Nocturnal Gala

The Nocturnal Gala

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B02_G04_Balasundaram Karunamoorthy, Thiagarajar college of Engineering I Disha Garg, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi I Divya Jain, MBS School of Planning and Architecture Delhi I Srujan Anand Gajjala, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon

Demolish the Barrier

Demolish the Barrier

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B04_G04_Nikita Jain, Manipal School of Architecture & Planning, Manipal I Ummi Fathima, Measi Academy of Architecture, Chennai I Ayush Dogne , School of Architecture, Ips Academy, Indore I Mansi Shrivastava, School of Architecture, Ips Academy, Indore, India

Demolish the Barrier

Demolish the Barrier

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B04_G04_Nikita Jain, Manipal School of Architecture & Planning, Manipal I Ummi Fathima, Measi Academy of Architecture, Chennai I Ayush Dogne , School of Architecture, Ips Academy, Indore I Mansi Shrivastava, School of Architecture, Ips Academy, Indore, India

Demolish the Barrier

Demolish the Barrier

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B04_G04_Nikita Jain, Manipal School of Architecture & Planning, Manipal I Ummi Fathima, Measi Academy of Architecture, Chennai I Ayush Dogne , School of Architecture, Ips Academy, Indore I Mansi Shrivastava, School of Architecture, Ips Academy, Indore, India

Demolish the Barrier

Demolish the Barrier

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B04_G04_Nikita Jain, Manipal School of Architecture & Planning, Manipal I Ummi Fathima, Measi Academy of Architecture, Chennai I Ayush Dogne , School of Architecture, Ips Academy, Indore I Mansi Shrivastava, School of Architecture, Ips Academy, Indore, India

Demolish the Barrier

Demolish the Barrier

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B04_G04_Nikita Jain, Manipal School of Architecture & Planning, Manipal I Ummi Fathima, Measi Academy of Architecture, Chennai I Ayush Dogne , School of Architecture, Ips Academy, Indore I Mansi Shrivastava, School of Architecture, Ips Academy, Indore, India

Deseized

Deseized

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B02_G01_Shreya Khurana, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi I Aishwarya Dharmarajan, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai I Priyalakshmi Baishya, Piloo Modi College of Architecture, Cuttack I Maitrayee Takale, Vastu Kala Academy, College of Architecture, New Delhi

BEYOND

BEYOND

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B04_G02_Mrinmayee Bhoot, Amity University I Ambika Lambah, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai I Shubha Shukla, BBDU, Lucknow I Helly Kamdar, Parul Institute Of Architecture and Research, Vadodara I Sagarika Patra, Parul Institute of Architecture and Research, Vadodara

BEYOND

BEYOND

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B04_G02_Mrinmayee Bhoot, Amity University I Ambika Lambah, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai I Shubha Shukla, BBDU, Lucknow I Helly Kamdar, Parul Institute Of Architecture and Research, Vadodara I Sagarika Patra, Parul Institute of Architecture and Research, Vadodara

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B04_G03_Arshleen Kaur, Amity University, Chhattisgarh I Megha Subodh, RV College of Architecture, Bangalore I Nithya V. , RV College of Architecture, Bangalore I Himanshu Mewada, Rachana Sansad School of Architecture and Interior Design, Mumbai I Dev Kiran Raj, Rajalakshmi School of Architecture, Tamil Nadu

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B04_G03_Arshleen Kaur, Amity University, Chhattisgarh I Megha Subodh, RV College of Architecture, Bangalore I Nithya V. , RV College of Architecture, Bangalore I Himanshu Mewada, Rachana Sansad School of Architecture and Interior Design, Mumbai I Dev Kiran Raj, Rajalakshmi School of Architecture, Tamil Nadu

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B04_G03_Arshleen Kaur, Amity University, Chhattisgarh I Megha Subodh, RV College of Architecture, Bangalore I Nithya V. , RV College of Architecture, Bangalore I Himanshu Mewada, Rachana Sansad School of Architecture and Interior Design, Mumbai I Dev Kiran Raj, Rajalakshmi School of Architecture, Tamil Nadu

HOPE

HOPE

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B03_G03_Aayush Tapadia, Manipal University I Reebanta Paul Chowdhury, SRM University Chennai I Soumya Shashidharan, Academy of Architecture, Mumbai I Sudharsan Natraj, Politechnico Di Milano I Preksha Jain, SPA Bhopal

HOPE

HOPE

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B03_G03_Aayush Tapadia, Manipal University I Reebanta Paul Chowdhury, SRM University Chennai I Soumya Shashidharan, Academy of Architecture, Mumbai I Sudharsan Natraj, Politechnico Di Milano I Preksha Jain, SPA Bhopal

Reimagining Boundaries

Reimagining Boundaries

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B02_G03_Reetu Pethani, Kamla Raheja Vidhyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai I Priyanka Wakchaure, Kamla Raheja Vidhyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai I Karticke Pant, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Architecture, Pune I Oorja Arora, SPA, Delhi I Praditi Singh, Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai

Deseized

Deseized

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B02_G01_Shreya Khurana, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi I Aishwarya Dharmarajan, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai I Priyalakshmi Baishya, Piloo Modi College of Architecture, Cuttack I Maitrayee Takale, Vastu Kala Academy, College of Architecture, New Delhi

Urban Renewal

Urban Renewal

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B03_G01_Abhay Singh Saini, School of Planning and Architecture Delhi I Hitakshi Agrawal, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai I Pragati Saraf, Manipal School of Planning & Architecture I Shivanjli Khari, SPA, New Delhi I Shruti Sunil Menon, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

HOPE

HOPE

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B03_G03_Aayush Tapadia, Manipal University I Reebanta Paul Chowdhury, SRM University Chennai I Soumya Shashidharan, Academy of Architecture, Mumbai I Sudharsan Natraj, Politechnico Di Milano I Preksha Jain, SPA Bhopal

Synergy

Synergy

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B03_G04_Chitrangda Singh, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon I Disha Parekh, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai I Ishita Ghosh, Manipal University, Manipal I Sreerup Patranabis, Amity University Kolkata I Viraj Patel, Kalol Institute of Architecture and Design , Kalol

Urban Renewal

Urban Renewal

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B03_G01_Abhay Singh Saini, School of Planning and Architecture Delhi I Hitakshi Agrawal, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai I Pragati Saraf, Manipal School of Planning & Architecture I Shivanjli Khari, SPA, New Delhi I Shruti Sunil Menon, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

HOPE

HOPE

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B03_G03_Aayush Tapadia, Manipal University I Reebanta Paul Chowdhury, SRM University Chennai I Soumya Shashidharan, Academy of Architecture, Mumbai I Sudharsan Natraj, Politechnico Di Milano I Preksha Jain, SPA Bhopal

Urban intervention

Urban intervention

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B03_G02_Bhavya Mittal, SOA IPS Academy Indore I Aishwarya Kulkarni, Academy of Architecture, Rachana Sansad, Mumbai I Deepali Khunteta, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal I Sreyasi Dorbala, Sri Venkateswara College of Architecture, Hyderabad I Gabriel Castrejon, USIL, Lima, Peru

The Nocturnal Gala

The Nocturnal Gala

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B02_G04_Balasundaram Karunamoorthy, Thiagarajar college of Engineering I Disha Garg, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi I Divya Jain, MBS School of Planning and Architecture Delhi I Srujan Anand Gajjala, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon

The Nocturnal Gala

The Nocturnal Gala

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B02_G04_Balasundaram Karunamoorthy, Thiagarajar college of Engineering I Disha Garg, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi I Divya Jain, MBS School of Planning and Architecture Delhi I Srujan Anand Gajjala, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon

Reimagining Boundaries

Reimagining Boundaries

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B02_G03_Reetu Pethani, Kamla Raheja Vidhyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai I Priyanka Wakchaure, Kamla Raheja Vidhyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai I Karticke Pant, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Architecture, Pune I Oorja Arora, SPA, Delhi I Praditi Singh, Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai

Deseized

Deseized

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B02_G01_Shreya Khurana, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi I Aishwarya Dharmarajan, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai I Priyalakshmi Baishya, Piloo Modi College of Architecture, Cuttack I Maitrayee Takale, Vastu Kala Academy, College of Architecture, New Delhi

Ohana

Ohana

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B01_G02_Madhavi Sharma, Amity University, Kolkata I Digvijay Singh, Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University Of Science And Technology, Murthal I Anahita Fotedar, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon I Sehr Gupta, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon

Calcutta to Kolkata

Calcutta to Kolkata

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B01_G03_Aratrika Sarkar, Jadavpur University, Kolkata I Fernanda Sanchez, Savannah College of Art and Design, United States I Akshay Reddy, SPA, JNAFAU Hyderabad I Akshay Ajith, University of Calicut, Kerala I Indrayani Dalal, VNIT, Nagpur

AMAAR

AMAAR

Credits: AUDA_B01_G01_Rithvik Agarwal, Manipal University I Sahitya Pydipati, Mainpal University I K Hari Chandana, SPA Bhopal I Mohak Sharma, Gateway College of Architecture and Design, Haryana I Sanchari Mondal, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Calcutta to Kolkata

Calcutta to Kolkata

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B01_G03_Aratrika Sarkar, Jadavpur University, Kolkata I Fernanda Sanchez, Savannah College of Art and Design, United States I Akshay Reddy, SPA, JNAFAU Hyderabad I Akshay Ajith, University of Calicut, Kerala I Indrayani Dalal, VNIT, Nagpur

Calcutta to Kolkata

Calcutta to Kolkata

Drawing Credits: AUDA_B01_G03_Aratrika Sarkar, Jadavpur University, Kolkata I Fernanda Sanchez, Savannah College of Art and Design, United States I Akshay Reddy, SPA, JNAFAU Hyderabad I Akshay Ajith, University of Calicut, Kerala I Indrayani Dalal, VNIT, Nagpur

 

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Certification

On successful completion of all 11 sessions, and an acceptable project submission , a certificate will be issued from the AUDAcademy.

Soft copy of certificates will be emailed to the students. 

Registration fees: INR 3800 for students from India  I USD 75 for students outside India

Registration will be closed once batch is full! Register today for batch starting August 23rd 2021!

 

On successful registration, students will receive an email with further details!

 

Frequently asked questions

When is the final date of registration?

The final date of registration is August 22nd 2021

What is the registration fee?

Registration fees: INR 3800 for students in India I USD 75 for students outside India

Will I be getting a certificate for the program?

Yes, on successful completion of all 11 sessions, and an acceptable project submission a certificate will be issued from the AUDAcademy.

Soft copy of certificate will be emailed to the participants. No hard copy will be issued

What is the maximum batch size?

The maximum batch size is 40. 

Can we register as a group?

Each individual has to register separately.

Do I need prior knowledge in any software to participate?

The program accommodates individuals with a variety of medium to advanced digital skills. 

Will materials be shared?

Readings, videos, articles, texts will be shared after sessions relating to the lectures​.

Recordings and session lecture will not be shared.

What is the program exercise? Is it mandatory?

The exercise gives an opportunity for participants to work on a live urban design project (in groups) to test the various concepts, approaches

and strategies that will be discussed during the various sessions.

The program exercise is mandatory. 

I am a student. Can I participate?

We welcome all students of architecture, urban design, planning, landscape architecture and other related fields involved in the

process of city study and making.

I am a professional. Can I participate?

Yes!​ We welcome professionals who want to be introduced to the field of urban design!

Where can I ask further questions?

Please email us at info@audacademy.org with any other question​s that you may have!