Writing: Do and Don’t

The profession of architecture has become representative of the society we live in. Arguably the most public art that affects human psychology most profoundly, architecture also happens to be the least discussed. Everyone does care about architecture, but the lack of a common language to talk about the built environment renders the profession as less understood.

Over the years, architecture-design writing has emerged as a language, which helps to interpret, identify, critique and celebrate the built environment, and provide a vision to create demand for better buildings, leading to better societies and culminating in better living. In this case, critical thinking leads to powerful architectural writing, which becomes the platform for critical and enlightening discourses on architecture, city-building and nation-building.

What does writing signify, and what are the mandates for it? Clear thinking, absorbing important ideas, correctly interpreting them, critiquing and creating opinions from them are just some of the mandates needed for writing. Writing should not only become a medium to communicate and educate about architecture and design; it should rightly be able to raise a voice and initiate a change. This is especially critical for Asian countries, where architecture and design remain a much-less discussed subject.

In her talk, Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta will discuss how writing should be able to assume more significant roles and responsibilities and contribute to a robust discourse on architecture- design.


Lecture held on 10.07.2020 speaker: Apurva Bose Dutta, moderator: Realrich Sjarief, host: Satria A Permana


Testimoni Peserta

Very nice presentation, learn a lot! Jadi semangat buat nerusin apa yang saya lakukan.
Aldea

nice perspective from other aspect of architecture. Yet still maintain to stay relevant. It explain the creative process of producing writing instead of building
Finta Lissimia

A very interesting presentation and story telling about turning a lonely road of architecture (writing) into a serious career option, which of course never been that easy. Encouraging me enough to do some observes about architecture journalism that can be intersect with architectural curatorial and conceptual thinking.
Yuramia Oksilasari

Enjoyable lecture! Would love to hear more about the role of writings in the larger scheme. Would love to hear more about the “phase of detachment”. Really nice to meet you Apurva!
Rezki Dikaputera

Menarik, Indonesian memerlukan penulis yang tidak hanya bagus tapi cerdas dan Bijaksana. This is a great start to learn how to write and then write 🙂
Yuliana Susi Susanti

Very clear and thorough, like reading a book
Priscilla


Berikut ini adalah transkrip diskusi yang terjadi pada saat berlangsungnya kelas wacana Writing pada 10.07.2020, diisi oleh Apurva B. Dutta, moderator: Realrich Sjarief, host: Satria A Permana


Apurva B Dutta

Apurva Bose Dutta is an author, award-winning architectural journalist, curator, and editor, based in Bangalore, India. Her professional journey of fifteen years has seen global collaborations with multimedia publication houses, firms, organisations, and educational institutions affiliated with architecture, design, and building in India, the UK, the US, Italy, Indonesia, Singapore, Karachi, and Canada. Through her various initiatives, Apurva has persistently been working towards increasing the visibility of architectural writing in India. She is credited with the conceptualisation of the first magazine issue solely dedicated to architectural journalism in India in 2013.

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