Eternal Impressions:
Building Memory through Landscape and Architecture

What is so unique about the landscape, culture and architecture of the Himalayas? How does the built space interact with everything else? How do landscape and architecture trigger memories and connect us to the distant past?

DURATION: 3 DAYS | BATCH: January 2024 | STARTING DATE: 2nd-4th February

Students will engage with landscape, culture, customs, architecture, and how it all connects to a lived experience from the past unto the present. Students will understand how memories trigger ideas of landscape, built space and experience and how these memories transfer the narrative of a culture.

Date:
2nd-4th February
Duration:
3 Day Course in January 2024
Mode:
Virtual Course using Zoom

Skills Gained:

  •  Ability to understand landscape and culture in the Western Himalayas.

  • Ability to understand basic architectural forms.

  • Understanding the past for a sustainable future

Recommended For:

Archaeologists, anthropologists, architects, architectural historians,art historians and just about anyone who wants to know about Himalayan architecture.

Dr. Sonali Gupta completed her Ph.D. from the University of California Los Angeles, in Egyptian Archaeology. She has a law degree and practiced criminal law. She has worked in archaeological projects in the US, Egypt, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Sonali is an anthropological archaeologist and has directed international field schools in India under her projects “Myth and Reality” and “Materiality and Memory in the Kullu region of the Indian Himalayas, training students in archaeological and anthropological field methods. She has taught at UCLA, the National Museum, New Delhi, and the Himalayan Institute of Cultural & Heritage Studies (HICHS) of which she is the Founding Director.

Her core area of research is investigating and documenting cultural transmission of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage. She is currently a Cultural Resource Specialist with focus on Architectural History, Preservation, and Heritage law with a well known firm based in the US.

Teaching is her lifelong passion. She is confident that her instructional style transforms students placing them on the path of culture and heritage with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. She divides her time between Los Angeles and the Indian Himalayas.

Students will engage with landscape, culture, customs, architecture, and how it all connects to a lived experience from the past unto the present. Students will understand how memories trigger ideas of landscape, built space and experience and how these memories transfer the narrative of a culture.

Date:
2nd-4th February
Duration:
3 Day Course in January 2024
Mode:
Virtual Course using Zoom

Skills Gained:

  •  Ability to understand landscape and culture in the Western Himalayas.

  • Ability to understand basic architectural forms.

  • Understanding the past for a sustainable future

Recommended For:

Archaeologists, anthropologists, architects, architectural historians,art historians and just about anyone who wants to know about Himalayan architecture.

Dr. Sonali Gupta completed her Ph.D. from the University of California Los Angeles, in Egyptian Archaeology. She has a law degree and practiced criminal law. She has worked in archaeological projects in the US, Egypt, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Sonali is an anthropological archaeologist and has directed international field schools in India under her projects “Myth and Reality” and “Materiality and Memory in the Kullu region of the Indian Himalayas, training students in archaeological and anthropological field methods. She has taught at UCLA, the National Museum, New Delhi, and the Himalayan Institute of Cultural & Heritage Studies (HICHS) of which she is the Founding Director.

Her core area of research is investigating and documenting cultural transmission of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage. She is currently a Cultural Resource Specialist with focus on Architectural History, Preservation, and Heritage law with a well known firm based in the US.

Teaching is her lifelong passion. She is confident that her instructional style transforms students placing them on the path of culture and heritage with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. She divides her time between Los Angeles and the Indian Himalayas.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it a certificate course ?

Yes, you will get an e-certificate on completion of the course (during that month)

Will I be able to get a recording ?

You are strongly advised to attend the session in real time since participating in the exercises and group discussions is essential to a holistic understanding of the course. However, recordings can be made available for a limited time only for those participants who are able to supply valid reasons for their absence.

Is this course good for me ? I am a beginner.

Yes, this course is tailored for everyone.

What are the general timings of the course ?

The classes are typically scheduled in the evening according to Indian Standard Time. For those in other time zones, we arrange a mutually convenient time as a group before the classes begin.

How do I pay ? Form of payment ?

Indian applicants will be able to pay via a secure gateway provided by Razorpay. Foreign applicants will be able to pay via a secure gateway provided by Stripe.

Are you going to offer this course again?

Please keep checking the website. We may repeat it in due course.

Is this an online course ?

Yes, this is a virtual course with active engagement with students.

In case of a technical glitch, will the lesson be rescheduled ?

Yes, the lesson will be rescheduled