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Leewardists Summer School – Documenting Old City of Nashik through Comics

Having conducted over 200 + workshops across India and abroad, we are delighted to conduct our very own summer school in Nashik, India where the 7-day workshop will be centered around comics, old cities and conversations around architecture.

About –
This summer school conducted by Leewardists in collaboration with local architects and conservationists from Nashik is an attempt to design a social event rather than an academic workshop, centered around learning from the old city of Nashik, it’s rich culture and heritage and using the tool of comics and visual narratives to communicate with the locals.

By combining heritage walks conducted by architects and a local conservationist with comic making sessions, breakout sessions, this residential workshop is set to bring students and professionals from architecture and design background together for an allied experience.

The summer school is set in HRD centre, Nashik with it’s architecture dating back to almost 100 years old with lush green trees all over the campus providing a free environment for participants and mentors to interact.

When is this happening?
The summer school will take place from May 20 – 27, 2024

Where is this happening?
The summer school will take place in HRD Centre, Nashik.
The 7 day workshop is a residential workshop along with dedicated site visits in the old historic city of Nashik along with a few excursions and exhibitions planned at the end of the workshop.

What all is included?
The fees includes workshop fees, local food (all 3 meals) for 6 days.
The fees does not include participant’s travel to Nashik and local travel.

Is this open for Professionals?
Yes

Any requirements?
The workshop will be a hands-on workshop. However, participants should carry their own laptops/other devices that they may think are useful for the workshop.
No software needed.
Open for all years.

Is there a scholarship available?
We are not providing any concession as of now. But do not hesitate to write to us at info@leewardists.com if you have a earnest interest in the workshop. The team will look into your case and get back to you.

Total Seats
30

Mentors –

Ar. Shreya Khandekar

Ar. Anuj Kale

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Field Workshop – Documenting Traditional Water Systems of Jaipur

The workshop hosted in Jaipur and Amer will provide a perspective on the heritage water structures and traditional systems and will explore their relationship and integration with the current urban fabric of the city. The workshop will be centered around Jaipur and Amer. The themes covered by the workshop will be around urbanity of the built structures with the water systems, relationship of water with the communities, history and heritage, and climate responsiveness in traditional buildings, relevance of conservation and restoration of traditional systems in current context.

The 10-day workshop will present the participants with a chance to closely study the water structures, and have a dialogue with agencies, communities, and engage in in-depth discourse with local experts.

The workshop will be hosted around multiple sites in jaipur from March 10th – 19th in the presence of local guides, urban designers, planners and academicians from Navi Mumbai and Aayojain, Jaipur, together with our resource partners, Leewardists, Célia Lebarbey, and Marylène Negro, for producing visual narratives through comics, documentaries and photograhy.
Followed by meetings and site visits, heritage walks and lectures, the students will work with mentors and experts to analyze their research and develop proposals and innovative solutions in various formats to be presented in front of a collective international jury comprised of local agencies, academicians, and experts in the workshop’s topic for a more comprehensive understanding.

What to Expect?
• Observe and document the historical water systems of Jaipur and Amer.
• Learn the art of visual storytelling in architecture and produce narratives with the Leewardists.
• Exchange knowledge and learn from different experts from France and Jaipur.

When is it?
March 10th – 19th

Where is it?
Jaipur and Amer, Rajasthan
Please look at the detailed schedule below. Schedule will also be emailed to the participants upon purchase.

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Leewardists Urban Travelogue Bundle – South Korea, India, Bangladesh

All books are a product of ’15 days’ of documentation of occupations in Mokpo, South Korea, Chitpur Road, Kolkata, India and Puran Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh with a team of students from colleges in India, France, Bangladesh and South Korea. These travelogues are written and sketched by Anuj Kale and Shreya Khandekar, who are both architects and comic artists. They travel around these cities and through their experiences in the urban territories, they narrate their understanding of the territories, their interaction with them and the people.

With this attempt, we are trying to introduce a new dimension to travelogues – a form of urban travel writing that talks about urbanity and different built environments in a simple and engaging format.

These travelogues have been made in collaboration with many organizations, fellow architects, mentors, professors and students we met during the Indo-French, Indo-Korea and Indo-Bangla-French Workshops. These collaborations are a wonderful means of not only knowledge exchange but also learning from different cultures and people around the world.

 

Details 

3 travelogues – Mokpo, South Korea, Kolkata, India, Dhaka, Bangladesh

This product is a bundle of 3 physical copies. YAY! And we are shipping International too! Double YAY!

Recommended for architecture, urban studies students/professionals, readers interested in urban documentation and stories.

This is a pre-order purchase. All items will ship on March 22, 2023.

Get a leewardists merch free for purchase of 2 bundles.

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PADM TORAN

MATERIAL:

  • Naturally dyed palm flower and wooden beads. 

FEATURES:

  • Collapsible. 
  • Ring provided for hanging the toran.
  • Suitable for indoors.
  • Completely hand crafted using eco- friendly natural materials.
  • Made by tribal of Dahanu.

SIZE:

  • Height – 150 cms Or 60”
  • Weight – 100 gms

MAINTENANCE:

  • Wipe with a clean dry cloth.
  • Keep away from heavy moisture.

PACKAGING:

  • In 5-ply corrugated boxes with newspaper filling.
  • Packaging cost inclusive.

 

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IPSA TORAN

MATERIAL:

  • Wooden beads and ghunghroos.

FEATURES:

  • Collapsible. 
  • Ring provided for hanging the toran.
  • Suitable for indoors.
  • Completely handcrafted using eco-friendly natural materials.
  • Made by tribal of Dahanu.

SIZE:

  • Height – 150 cms or 60”
  • Weight –95 gms

MAINTENANCE:

  • Wipe with a clean dry cloth.
  • Keep away from heavy moisture.

PACKAGING:

  • In 5-ply corrugated boxes with newspaper filling.
  • Packaging cost inclusive.
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PADM LANTERN

Celebrate this Diwali with handcrafted Lanterns and Torans made with natural materials and care by the tribal artisans of Dahanu, Maharashtra 

MATERIAL:

  • Bamboo lantern with naturally dyed pink palm flower lotus tassels. 

FEATURES:

  • Collapsible. 
  • Frame provided for adding holder (Holder and bulb not included).
  • Rope provided for hanging the lantern.
  • Suitable for indoor or covered balconies only.
  • Completely hand crafted using eco- friendly natural materials.
  • Made by tribal of Dahanu.

SIZE:

  • Outer diameter – 12”
  • Height – 6”
  • Total height – 21”
  • Weight – 400 gms

MAINTENANCE:

  • Wipe with a clean dry cloth.
  • Keep away from heavy moisture.
  • Coconut oil can be applied with a thin cloth on the bamboo for longer shelf life every 6 months.

PACKAGING:

  • In 5-ply corrugated boxes with paper shred and newspaper filling.
  • Cost is inclusive of shipping 
  • Size: 13”x13”x7” 
  • Weight with packaging: 1130 gms
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