Greetings from MASA!
We are thankful to Prof. Akhtar Chauhan for sharing his inspiring ideas and views in the
cover article, ‘The role of Architects in Making of a New India’. With the Government’s
initiative of ‘Make In India’ and skill building, to make India a global manufacturing hub
to empower Indian economy, it has rightly been mentioned that we, as architects,
designers have a very critical role to make a constructive contribution in making a more
humane, sustainable and resilient society. The students of architecture also need to be
encouraged by us to focus on this noble cause, as pillars of future India, thereby
transforming the Nation at large.
We would be looking to address some of the issues in detail in the
forthcoming newsletters and also through the Research Journal which will be published
soon. I take this opportunity to announce the name of the journal- ‘Propositions-A
Research Journal of MASA’. We are happy to say that we have been receiving Abstracts
for papers for the first issue of the Journal on ‘Documenting Local Histories’. Looking
forward to receiving many more papers before the deadline for the issue!
Prof. Shubhada Chapekar
DY Patil School of Architecture,