Platform for Architectural Transfers in the Indian Ocean rim
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Landscape ecology and environment

This theme addresses issues of ecological significance which are of increasing importance in contemporary practice. When did we enter the age of the anthropocene, the point at which human activity began to have a significant impact on earth's ecosystems? Exploring relationships between development and ecology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries provides a means of addressing this shift and of potentially identifying and framing precedents for contemporary ethical practice. Research could consider changes to landscapes and ecologies, relationships between infrastructural developments and sites or, at an architectural scale, analyse passive climatic strategies including those associated with tropical modernism.

Catherine Desai    Deepa Ramaswamy (Theme director)  (Theme coordinator)