| landscape education and research
PERSEVERANCE, EQUANIMITY, VALUES THROUGH LANDSCAPE DISCIPLINE
In conversation with Shishir R. Raval
LA 69
Based in Vadodara, Shishir R. Raval, with his higher education followed by teaching in the US and India, has a diverse set of experiences spanning more than three decades. He was associated with academics in MS University, Vadodara, and before that at NC State University and University of Michigan, USA. He, along with his wife, Asmita, runs a small firm, saa synergies. Associated with landscape research, academics, and ecological planning and design, he is also actively involved in creating awareness amongst citizens about the local environmental issues. Shishir shares his journey and views on some of the aspects of the discipline of landscape architecture.
Formative Years with Nature

As an undergraduate student of Architecture [in late 1970s], when I got introduced to the subject of Landscape Architecture, I was flat-out hooked and still am. Love at first sight. I had decided then that I would become a Landscape Architect. Every day, since then, I find myself extremely fortunate and grateful to have found and loved each other. However, the roots for this are much older. Growing up, nearby nature, my father’s deep passion for English romantic literature and painting and care for nature, my mother’s tinkering with plants and sense of design, my sister’s fine arts works on trees and landscapes, some good teachers who delve into meanings and nuances of nature-based poetry, and getting lost in reading poetry and prose on nature have all inspired me to become a Landscape Architect.



 


| report

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| landscape education and research

PERSEVERANCE, EQUANIMITY, AND VALUES THROUGH LANDSCAPE DISCIPLINE
In conversation with Shishir R. Raval


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| environment ecology and biodiversity

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| heritage culture and local traditions

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| landscape design

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| city and nature

EDIBLESCAPES
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THE MODERN ALCHEMIST
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| central asia

COMUNITY-BASED ECO-PLANNING
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| seeing the unseen

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| roberto burle marx

FLUID LANDSCAPES AND VEHICULAR MOBILITY
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