Anganwadi: Ajjarkad 2018

Sharman, Michael and Ang, Susan 2019, Anganwadi: Ajjarkad 2018, Edited by Manapure, NH, Ramadevi, N and Mohd Nawawi, DN, Chaitya Hall, FIVV, 11-28 January 2018, Manipal, Karnataka, India, Manipal University Press.

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Title Anganwadi: Ajjarkad 2018
Creator(s) Sharman, MichaelORCID iD for Sharman, Michael
Ang, SusanORCID iD for Ang, Susan
Contributor(s) Manapure, NH
Ramadevi, N
Mohd Nawawi, DN
Conference, exhibition or event name iDiDe Public Exhibition (2018 : Chaitya Hall, FIVV)
Conference, exhibition or event location Chaitya Hall, FIVV
Conference, exhibition or event dates 11-28 January 2018
Partner(s) Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Publication date 2019
Description of resource 7x Conceptual Design posters (4x A1 portraits each)1x Exhibition Catalogue3x Exhibition Information posters + covers (A1 portrait)1x online Video1x Exhibition Invitation
Publisher Manipal University Press
Place of publication Manipal, Karnataka, India
Keyword(s) iDiDe
Collaborative Design
Research statement Anganwadi: Ajjarkad was a collaboration project between Deakin University, Manipal Academy of Higher Education and International Islamic University Malaysia within the Intercultural Dialogue through Design (iDiDe) program. IDiDe is an international design workshop with a transcultural themed agenda achieved through immersion of cultural experience and cross-national collaboration. The pedagogical approach involves students working in collaborative studio groups towards the socially conscious architectural brief and intensive design studio. This project asked participants to conceptualise designs for an Anganwadi (AWC), or mother-child, centre in the regional village of Ajjarkad, India. As there are approx. 1.34 million AWCs within India, the majority are poorly situated in existing facilities, such as schools, or ill-fitting concrete structures not necessarily designed for that particular location. This project asks the participants to design according to this site and this community. Seven collaborative teams each developed a conceptual design response that encapsulated site, local context, and specific functional need through key consultations with AWC workers, teachers, government officials, parents and children. Inspiration was found from activity workshops with children that explored colour and image, as well as visits to local precedent architecture. The designs called for integrated development of mother and child with the social, emotional, physical wellbeing in a supportive and healthy environment through a holistic design approach using the vernacular style and methods of construction. The conceptual designs were showcased at a Public Exhibition, held at Chaitya Hall, FIVV, with stakeholders and officials in attendance to view and discuss the work. An exhibition catalogue and video was published that highlights each design and the iDiDe 2018 program. Following the event, these outputs have contributed to traditional research publications by Susan Ang.
Notes Public Exhibition of the 7 Conceptual Architectural Designs works developed in collaboration between Deakin University (DU), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). This conceptual designs were developed over a series of intensive design workshops, with community consultation, as part of the iDiDe 2018 Study Tour programme.
Language eng
Indigenous content off
HERDC Research category J1 Major original creative works
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