A space for sharing ideas

A space for sharing ideas

A space for sharing ideas

Exhibitions in colleges are a common sight, but RV College of Architecture’s annual two-day exhibition, that was held at the RV College of Engineering campus, was indeed a unique platform for all students.

They were able to showcase their works and interact with talents from across the architecture field.

The exhibition, which was full of models and drafts,offered a glimpse into everything each student had been doing at the college. Known names from the architecture industry, like Sanjay Mohe, one of the founders of Mindspace Architects, inspired the students with their own experiences.

Other architects and consultants also did presentations showcasing a different view of architecture, creative and experimental techniques, progressive presentation of architecture and how an architect progresses in his career. Apart from a panel
discussions, a print journal workshop was also held, where the students had fun with printed sheets, paper bags, envelopes etc.

The exhibition also saw different colourful programmes varying from performances by ‘Strange Brew’, a jazz rock band, which got all the students singing; ‘Anuerism’, a progressive rock band; and Agni, a percussion concert. A violin performance by Aneesh Vidyashankar and a fire show with breath-taking stunts were also part of the cultural programmes.

With space for idea-sharing and exchanging opinions, the exhibition was a great learning experience, vouch the students. Shreya Arora, a second-semester student, says, “This exhibition, the first-of-its-kind in my experience, didn’t exclude anyone who wanted to participate. The main motive of the exhibition was to provide a learning space and inspire the students, and that’s exactly what it did.” Shreya’s exhibit at the venue was designed on the theme ‘Interpretation’, where she exhibited a design of an info centre for the ‘Kochi Biennale’.

Parinitha Vishweshwar, an eighth-semester student, opines that the talks, presentations and the two competitions, ‘product design’ where one had to design an architect’s bag, and the ‘design competition’, which was a space-making competition, contributed to a deeper look into the architectural field. Sanjna Rajesh, a second-semester student, adds, “The purpose of an exhibition is fulfilled best when it serves as a learning process, and can be fun and exciting at the same time.”

One of the organising committee members, Pavan S, another second-semester student believes that for someone who is fresh in  the field of architecture, this exhibition showed them the reality of the profession. “At college, we can explore designs and do what we want, but when it comes to the real thing, it is often restricted to the client . This exhibition was a nice platform to make us realise these requisites,” sums up Pavan.

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