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REFLECTING CHANGE: REINVENTING AND SELF-LEARNING |
In conversation with Dr. Meghal Arya
LA 65
Dr. Meghal Arya is an academician and a practicing architect. With a deep interest in traditional architecture and history, she has curated studios, workshops and seminars on these themes across the country. She did her Doctorate on “Knowledge embedded in Architecture, Water Structures of Arid India” from CEPT University in 2017. Presently, Meghal is a Professor at Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad. Dr. Arya shares her views about relationship between academics and practice and other issues regarding architecture profession.
Academics in Changing times

I have been involved in academics since now two decades. The major changes are directly related to digital technology, since that has been the biggest change in the world in the past two decades. Today the students have a fantastic access to what is happening across the world. Through that,they construct a very strong definition of their world. They feed this by wanting to know everything about the end goal before they embark on any journey. They want to be informed of all the milestones and levels they will achieve on the way. Compare this to an actual physical journey. Today a young person would have seen a multitude of images about the place of visit, would have found out about all the places to see, places to eat, etc. and decided what all they want to experience, even before they set out. All of that is being carefully constructed for them, reducing personal exploration. They are well informed, which is a big shift.



 


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