As a part of Design studio, first year B.Arch students explored symbiotic relationship between different arts, crafts and architecture by creating live size installations in the form of screens in the college campus. In accordance with the institutes philosophy of "Learning by doing", the activity aimed at comprehending the symbiotic relation between creativity, arts, crafts, environment, human special experience, structure with design.
Students first did background study of the given art and craft forms viz. cane craft, warli painting, kuchipudi dance, pottery, bandhani work etc. in groups and then physically erected live sized screens to have an expression of the particular art form in the given space by understanding special quality. The materials explored included bamboo, ropes, paper, paper dishes, used CD S, corrugated sheets, metal wires, clay products etc. The activity was carried out by the students with great enthusiasm and was guided by the first year Design faculties to encourage team work , analytical skills, confidence building etc. within the first year students.