Skip to main content
     
17, 18, 19 September 2021- Online Conference

International Conference on the Built Environment - ICBE 2021

Does our built environment tell stories of the past? Or does it point to everchanging futures? Can everyday practices be markers of identity for communities and places? Are these questions important for developing our knowledge of materials and forms? How does local governance influence the quality of services, amenities, and the functioning of neighbourhoods?  Is architectural representation limited to technical drawings? How does gender influence architectural thought and building practices?

 

A complex mix of actors and institutions together shape the logic of our contemporary built environment. To engage with this logic means a bringing together of disciplines, narratives, and themes for a critical investigation of both theory and  practice. While broader theoretical frames may remain same or similar, places with their socio-cultural and economic imperatives produce opportunity for in-depth understanding of existing and emerging concerns about the built.  Cross-disciplinary dialogues are important for unpacking practices related to themes such as representation, urban services and building practices, accounts of habitation and adaptive comfort, heritage, and many more.

 

While research conferences related to the built environment are many, there are very few which provide an exclusive space for undergraduate students to present their ideas. The International Conference on the Built Environment, ICBE 2021, provides a platform for students to engage with research early in their careers.
 

 

Why an Undergraduate Student Research Conference ?

 

The Jindal School of Art and Architecture (JSAA) at O. P. Jindal Global University announced the first ever International Conference on the Built Environment - ICBE 2021 on March 10, 2021. Imagined as an annual event, the ICBE 2021, aims to foster and nurture a research-oriented ecology of critical thinking, and the creation of a peer interaction network, among undergraduate students of the built environment across various disciplines.

 

This conference provides a platform to undergraduate students, for articulating and presenting research ideas as an academic paper or poster. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of research on questions concerning the built environment, the ICBE 2021 not only invited students of architecture, art or design, but also students from many other disciplines including engineering and the humanities, to come together and exchange their ideas concerning the built environment through the medium of this conference.

 

The ICBE 2021 received around 75 student research paper submissions from across the world, from a range of disciplines. 32 papers were shortlisted and have been invited for a presentation at the conference, scheduled for September 17 - 19, 2021. The Jindal School of Art and Architecture and the ICBE 2021 conference committee invites you to attend, participate, debate, and contribute, to foster an environment of research among young minds from across the world.

 


Schedule of the Conference

 


Day 1

Evening Session

 

5:00 pm to 5:05 pm

Aditya Singh, JSAA

Introducing the Conference

 

 

5:05 pm to 5:50 pm

Inauguration Ceremony
 

 

Prof. Thomas Mical, PhD, Dean, JSAA

Welcome Address
 

 

Prof. C. Raj Kumar, SJD, Vice-Chancellor, OPJGU

Inaugural Address
 

 

Prof. Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik, Registrar, OPJGU

Opening Remarks
 

 

Prof. Girish Agrawal, JD, PhD, Vice-Dean of Research, JSAA

Importance of Research at JSAA
 

 

Namrata Menon, President, Student Council, JSAA

Welcome Note to all Student Presenters

 

 

5:50 pm to 6:00 pm

Break
 

 

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Inaugural Keynote Lecture by

Prof. Hilal Ahmed, PhD, Associate Professor, CSDS

“The idea of Monument and the process of Monumentalization”

Followed by QnA
 

 

7:30 pm

Prof. Sourav Banerjea

Assistant Dean of Student Experience, JSAA

Vote of  Thanks
 

 

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Dinner Break
 

 

8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Informal 'Meet & Greet' with Presenters

 

 

Day 2

Morning Session

10:00 am to 1:00 pm
 

 

Aditya Singh, JSAA

Introducing the Proceeds of Day 2
 

 

Session 1 - Unfolding Narratives: The Politics of Representation

Student Research Paper Presentations, and QnA
 

 

Session 2 - Building as a site that manifests

Student Research Paper Presentations, and QnA
 

 

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Lunch Break

 

 

Afternoon Session

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

 

Session 3 - Comfortable Spaces; Evolving Types

Student Research Paper Presentations, and QnA
 

 

Session 4 - Building and Spatial Practices

Student Research Paper Presentations, and QnA

 

 

Evening Session

 

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Keynote Lecture by

Thomas Crowley, Phd Candidate, Rutgers University

“Reimagining Delhi: A view from its Hills”

Followed by QnA

 

7:30 pm

Prof. Sourav Banerjea

Assistant Dean of Student Experience, JSAA

Vote of  Thanks

 

 

Day 3

Morning Session

10:00 am to 1:00 pm
 

 

Aditya Singh, JSAA

Introducing the Proceeds of Day 3
 

 

Session 5 - Ways we Dwell

Student Research Paper Presentations, and QnA
 

 

Session 6 - City Networks and Ecosystems

Student Research Paper Presentations, and QnA

 

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Lunch Break

 

 

Afternoon Session

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

Session 7 - Politics of Urban Phenomena

Student Research Paper Presentations, and QnA
 

 

Session 8 - Processes around Built Heritage

Student Research Paper Presentations, and QnA

 

 

Evening Session

 

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Documentary Movie Screening - “Aayi, Gayi”
 

 

7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Discussion with Film-Maker - Anandana Kapur, PhD, moderated by Prof. Alokeparna Sengupta, PhD
 

 

7:30 pm

Anandana Kapur, PhD

Assistant Dean of Research, JSAA

Vote of  Thanks
 

 

7:30 pm to 7:40 pm

Prof. Jaideep Chatterjee, PhD, Executive Dean, JSAA

Closing Remarks
 

 

7:40 pm to 7:45 pm

Namrata Menon, President, Student Council, JSAA

Vote of Thanks

 

 

Special Events at the Conference
 

17 September, 2021  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Inaugural Keynote Lecture by

Prof. Hilal Ahmed, PhD, Associate Professor, CSDS

“The idea of Monument and the process of Monumentalization”

Followed by QnA, moderated by Prof. Sourav Banerjea
 

 

18 September, 2021  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Keynote Lecture by

Thomas Crowley, Phd Candidate, Rutgers University

“Reimagining Delhi: A view from its Hills”

Followed by QnA, , moderated by Prof. Sourav Banerjea
 

 

19 September, 2021   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Documentary Movie Screening - “Aayi, Gayi”,

Followed by a Discussion with Film-Maker - Anandana Kapur, PhD,

moderated by Prof. Alokeparna Sengupta, PhD

 

 

In case of any queries, please reach out on sbanerjea@jgu.edu.in or amaglani@jgu.edu.in