One of the major areas of focus at SCSA has been towards ensuring that students get to interact with industry experts at regular intervals of time. As part of these initiatives, students of SCSA get a chance to get valuable insights from experts in different fields, which in turn helps in development of their overall personality. Spark 1.0, organized on September 2nd was one such initiative which saw students get to interact with a renowned designer, apart from getting to know in detail about a legendary architect’s work.
The first in a series of lecture-cum-workshops on “Art, Architecture, Design & Technology”, titled “Palladio’s Mindscape” was conducted by Jana Fridrichova, an alumnus of Burg Giebichestein University of Art and Design, Germany. The workshop brought to fore the inherent creativity of students.
The workshop focused on geometric and aesthetic studies of 16th century legendary Italian Renaissance Architect, Andrea Palladio. Students got to know about the various masterpieces of Palladio in detail from Jana Fridrichova. They found out how Palladio influenced by Greek, as well as Roman architecture went on to become the most influential individual in the history of Western Architecture.
As part of the workshop students went on to research on Palladio’s designed buildings, most of which are located in what was the Venetian Republic. They got to know in detail about the city of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of Veneto, which are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Students also got to know about his literary works including the architectural treatise, “The Four Books of Architecture”, which gained him worldwide recognition. Apart from the students of SCSA, the workshop also saw enthusiastic participation from students drawn from across colleges in Tamil Nadu.