Anuradha  Chatterjee Author of Evaluating Organization Development
FEATURED AUTHOR

Anuradha Chatterjee

Dean, Faculty of Design
Manipal University Jaipur

Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee is an Indian-born Australian feminist academic practitioner and Professor of Architecture (History, Theory, Humanities and Design) based in Australia and India. Currently, she is the Dean, Faculty of Design, Manipal University Jaipur. Dr Chatterjee has a 5-year Diploma in Architecture, TVB School of Habitat Studies, New Delhi; M. Arch, and PhD in Architecture, University of New South Wales.

Biography

Prof. Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee is Dean, Faculty of Design, Manipal University Jaipur. She is a registered architect in India, with M. Arch and PhD from the University of New South Wales, Australia. For close to two decades, she has taught at and has held leadership positions in premier higher education institutions in Australia (University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, University of Tasmania, and University of South Australia); China (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University); and India (Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology, and Pearl Academy). Prior to joining Manipal University Jaipur, Dr Chatterjee was the Dean Academics at Avani Institute of Design, where she was responsible for establishing culture and systems for academic excellence.

Dr Chatterjee is the Area Editor for Asia, Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture 1960-2015 (edited by Karen Burns and Lori Brown, forthcoming in 2021), and has edited and authored three well received and endorsed academic books, Surface and Deep Histories: Critiques, and Practices in Art, Architecture, and Design, (Cambridge Scholars Publishing); Built, Unbuilt, and Imagined Sydney (Copal Publishing); and John Ruskin and the Fabric of Architecture (Routledge). Her recent prestigious appointments include 1) Member of Board of Review for CEPT University’s M Arch / MA in Architectural History and Theory Programme; 2) Elected Companion to The Guild of St George; 3) Member of Editorial Board for Architecture, Cambridge Scholars Publishing; 4) Senior Research Fellow (Honorary), Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History at the University of Queensland; 5) Regional Editor (Asia Pacific), Textile; Journal of Cloth and Culture. For more information, see: https://jaipur.manipal.edu/fod/schools-faculty/faculty-list/Dr_Anuradha_Chatterjee.html and https://anuradhachatterjee.wixsite.com/architecture

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My research expertise is in:

    1) Dress and textiles in architecture
    2) Potentialities of John Ruskin’s architectural theory
    3) Surface Studies
    4) Architectural theory, history, and criticism
    6) Architectural design and theory

    Research Interest is in:

    1) Theoretical histories of surface elements in Indian architecture
    2) Terrain vague theory of Indian cities
    3) Domes in Australian Architecture

Personal Interests

    1) Architectural theories in history
    2) Feminist Readings of Architecture Texts
    3) Textile Tectonic Theories in Architecture
    4) Generative Process and Studio Methodology
    5) Alternative Urbanities
    6) Gender and Academic Leadership
    7) Student Learning Cultures  

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - John Ruskin and the Fabric of Architecture - CHATTERJEE - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Surface and Deep Histories: Critiques and Practices in Art, Architecture and Design


Published: Jan 02, 2018 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Authors: Anuradha Chatterjee
Subjects: Built Environment, Art & Visual Culture

Surface in architecture has had a deeper and a more pervasive presence in the practice and theory of the discipline than is commonly supposed. Surface and Deep Histories positions surface within the scholarship of critical theory and design-based approaches, and invites academics and designers, and art and architectural historians based in Australia to consider the uses, figurations, scales, and typologies of surfaces.

Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts

Between colour and pattern: Ruskin’s ambivalent theory of constructional polychr


Published: Jan 01, 2018 by Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts
Authors: Anuradha Chatterjee
Subjects: Built Environment, Art & Visual Culture

John Ruskin offered an alternative paradigm to the debates on constructional polychromy in Victorian Britain. The paper considers the larger context of the debate and Ruskin’s place within it, which is that he favoured the decorative use of innate colour of materials to achieve concealment of the building’s structure. However, even then Ruskin’s theory of polychromy, especially his attitudes to colour and pattern, remains far from obvious. The paper offers an original insight into this.

Built, Unbuilt, and Imagined Sydney

Built, Unbuilt, and Imagined Sydney


Published: Jan 02, 2015 by Built, Unbuilt, and Imagined Sydney
Authors: Anuradha Chatterjee
Subjects: Built Environment

Built, Unbuilt and Imagined Sydney is a humble collection of essays based on built and unbuilt works (residential, commercial, interiors, and so on) of interest in Sydney, inclusive of public art, object or furniture design, key invited or public lectures, studios, current projects in making, competitions, collaborations, exhibitions, installations, and outreach work.

Shared Territories: Design Research Exhibition Catalogue

Shared Territories: Design Research Exhibition Catalogue


Published: Jan 10, 2014 by Shared Territories: Design Research Exhibition Catalogue
Authors: Anuradha Chatterjee, Marian Macken, Thomas Fisher
Subjects: Built Environment

The exhibition Shared Territories is informed by the premise that the making of objects and disciplinary connections across different exhibits, ideas, and objects in an exhibition setting constitutes scholarship, and that it is not informed by the imperative of exposition alone, but also by one of discovery.

Surface and Deep Histories: Critiques, and Practices in Art, Architecture, and Design

Surface and Deep Histories


Published: Jan 02, 2014 by Surface and Deep Histories: Critiques, and Practices in Art, Architecture, and Design
Authors: Anuradha Chatterjee
Subjects: Built Environment

Surface in architecture has had a deeper and a more pervasive presence in the practice and theory of the discipline than is commonly supposed. Surface and Deep Histories shows that surface is not thin — spatially or conceptually. It demonstrates that the practice of surface is simultaneously superficial and pervasive, symbol and space, meaningful and functional, static and transitory, and object and envelope.

Myth, Nature, Heritage: The 29th Annual Conference Of The Society Of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand

Myth, Nature, Heritage


Published: Jul 07, 2012 by Myth, Nature, Heritage: The 29th Annual Conference Of The Society Of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand
Authors: Anuradha Chatterjee, Stuart King, Stephen Loo
Subjects: Built Environment

Conference Proceeding

Photos

News

Modernism in Architecture and Design

By: Anuradha Chatterjee
Subjects: Built Environment

Modernism in Architecture and Design

PTW welcomed guests to its Aurora Place Studio to host Level 11 Talk #8 'Beyond the Look: Modernism in Architecture and Design'. Dr Anuradha Chatterjee, Dr Noni Boyd, Rebecca Hawcroft and Glenn Harper addressed the theme of modernism in art, architecture, and design through their own research into architectural writings and built works. Focusing on John Ruskin, Walter Liberty Vernon, Sydney's émigré designers and Sydney’s love for the unpainted concrete surfaces of Brutalism, these speakers had the audience enthralled. Thank you to all involved!

Appointment: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Architectural Design Advisory Board

By: Anuradha Chatterjee
Subjects: Built Environment

I have been appointed to the Architectural Design Advisory Board

Titles in this collection

Architectural Voices of India: A Blend of Contemporary and Traditional Ethos
Compelling Form: Architecture as Visual Persuasion
Rethinking, Reinterpreting and Restructuring Composite Cities
Surface and Deep Histories: Critiques and Practices in Art, Architecture and Design
The Importance of Place: Values and Building Practices in the Historic Urban Landscape
Theorising the Project: A Thematic Approach to Architectural Design

________________________________

Aims and Scope

We are interested in receiving high class proposals for monographs, series, introductory texts and textbooks in all aspects of Architectural Design. Topics may include but are not restricted to the following:

Architectural Engineering
Architecture and Environment Design
Architecture and Urbanism
Modern Architecture

Anuradha Chatterjee wins Paul Mellon Centre Publication Grants (Author)

By: Anuradha Chatterjee
Subjects: Built Environment

Anuradha Chatterjee, towards the cost of publishing Surfacing the Fabric of Architecture: John Ruskin's Adorned "Wall Veil"

Invited Moderator to Space Innovention Panel Discussion

By: Anuradha Chatterjee
Subjects: Built Environment

Anu moderated event titled: Space Innovention: Understanding the Dynamics of Evolving Spaces.  


This was based on the premise that space is changing. This is an age of Shared Office spaces and vacation Homes. For instance, AirBnB helps people to list, find, then rent vacation homes. It has over 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 191 countries. Awfis Space Solutions aims at providing plug and play offices spaces, embedded with the latest technology solutions for ‘just-in-time’ space utilization. Innov8 is also into co-working office solution. We already know how OYO rooms are coming up everywhere. Bla Bla Car is helping people to share space while traveling. More such ideas are mushrooming.

 

The panellists were asked to respond to the following questions:

Q. What are your views on the idea of shared economy and design? Q. What are the benefits and advantages of shared living, working, and travelling? Q. What are the key elements to take care while designing shared spaces? Q. What is the future of living? Give us your big vision Q. Are you seeing changes in the way people now inhabit residential spaces? Are they more than homes? Q. As we know space is not limited to residential or commercial space but they also extend to the design of public spaces. Give us your thoughts on the future of public space design. Q. What do you think of design as a collaborative act? Can clients or users be considered co-designers? Q. Is design of spaces restricted to the architect? I want to open this up to you all get views on contributions from people from different walks of life.


The event was covered and discussed in Surface Reporter Magazine November issue 2016.

 

Invited Moderator: Women Architects and Designers India Panel Discussion

By: Anuradha Chatterjee
Subjects: Built Environment

Anu led the panel on Women Architects in WADE India event in May 2016. Her introduction to the discussion was:

 

"Our first panel consists of individuals who have not only excelled in the practice of architecture and in setting up your own practice but they have also served on expert panels, worked for national and international clients, done pro bono work, worked in cities and villages, worked for corporate aims as well as social ones, have published and been published in magazines, founded practices, merged them, and have been recognized by their community of peers through awards and felicitations. We may be inspired but we must admit that only a few can achieve this. However, the reason we are here is to create more success stories and to succeed like these women have.

 

The challenges are not just domestic but they are professional, financial, and societal. Some of the known challenges or constraints include not being taken seriously by clients; not having the right mentor; male dominated construction industry; difficulty in getting work life balance; being stuck with residential projects for too long or being labelled a decorator; not getting equal pay; not having the right business skills, not having the finances to get ahead, so on.

 

We can either look at these challenges as constraints, or we look at them as opportunities to push against the grain, so these challenges help us define the practice of architecture differently, and present creative practice models. One often wonders if there is a roadmap to success that one can take to the generation of emerging women architects. I don’t think there is. Every story is different, because every woman is unique. This is why we have invited our panellists here to share their experiences and their stories that we can hear, and attempt to create our own perfect path."  


 

The event was covered and discussed in Surface Reporter Magazine June issue 2016.

 

 



 

Dr Anuradha Chatterjee curates International Exhibition in China

By: Anuradha Chatterjee
Subjects: Built Environment

“Design and Research: Shared Territories Exhibition” organised by the Design Research Institute (DRI) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) was launched at an event on campus earlier this week and will run until the middle of November. It was curated by academics in the Department of Architecture Dr Anuradha Chatterjee (Chief Curator), Dr Marian Macken (Co-Curator), and Dr Thomas Fischer (Co-Curator and Director of DRI).

 

The exhibition is housed in the underground walkway between XJTLU’s Central Building and the Science Building, and has transformed the space into an artistic Tunnel Gallery in which 18 unique contributions are displayed, each demonstrating the concepts of ‘inquiring inquiry’ and the understanding of design practice as a form of research.

“When I received the invitation to tour the underground gallery space two weeks ago I agreed to it immediately,” Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President of XJTLU said during the opening ceremony on Tuesday evening, “here we have a great exhibition which significantly strengthens the University’s standing as a ‘research-led’ international university.”

 

Dr Anuradha Chatterjee said in her speech that the contributions explore “authenticity of current practices in urban design and planning; matter, materiality, and atmosphere; mapping, and remapped surfaces, places, landscapes; culture, bodies, and ergonomics; investigative practices of listening, prototyping, and making; pictorial constructions and spatialities; designerly creativity beyond the designer, both biological and computational; mechanics and poetics of knowing the tangible and the intangible; and above all, design as a practice that performs and extends its own limits.”

 

Dr Chatterjee also says: "I am extremely impressed with the high calibre contributions from an international community of designers, artists, writers, architects, and scientists, which not only shows the effectiveness of the review and curatorial process, but it also speaks volumes about the emerging position of XJTLU as a real contender in critical discourse."

 

Videos

The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design

Published: Oct 28, 2018

The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design Edited by Chris Brisbin, Myra Thiessen https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Criticality-in-Art-Architecture-and-Design/Brisbin-Thiessen/p/book/9781138189232

The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design

Published: Oct 28, 2018

The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design Edited by Chris Brisbin, Myra Thiessen https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Criticality-in-Art-Architecture-and-Design/Brisbin-Thiessen/p/book/9781138189232

ACEDGE Studio Chaukhat, Darwaza, Jharokha with Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee

Published: Oct 01, 2018

https://www.acedge.in/courses/STD-AC-CDJ An 8-week course by Dr Anuradha Chatterjee on the 'Public Life of in-between Elements in Historic Architecture'

Chaukhat, Darwaza, Jharokha

Published: Nov 11, 2018

Chaukhat, Darwaza, Jharokha Online Course

The Space of Intuition, TEDXSuzhou: We are Innovators

Published: Jul 12, 2014

The TEDXSuzhou talked was titled The Space of Intuition, which considered the role of intuition in innovation and creativity. The talk focused on the third space, or the interval between two ideas, words, events, people, actions, and processes, as way of finding alternative possibilities for proceeding.

Women Architects and Designers

Published: May 14, 2016

WADe India, 1st platform for Women Architects & Interior Designers was launched on 14th May 2016 at Leela Ambience Gurgaon. Presented by Surfaces Reporter magazine in association with Indian Institute of Architects, NDTV Prime and Institute of Indian Interior Designers. I participated as the moderator for two panel discussions