International

Convention

2021

October 30-31, 2021

Kathmandu

About

Society Of Nepalese Architects

The world is changing fast and unexpectedly. The new global challenges of today are more complex than of yesterdays and challenges of tomorrow are waiting with unprecedented actions. The recent pandemic has taught a global lesson and our priorities and societal edifices have changed a lot. Challenges of pandemics are coupled with impacts of disasters such as landslides, flooding, and earthquakes. Being stuck inside a house for almost 2 years has given us more time to rethink our habitat and surroundings. In this background, architecture as the most dynamic and responsive entity of art and creativity holds the pinnacle of responsibility and inevitability to the changing global scenarios.

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Baburam Bhattarai

Dr. Baburam Bhattarai (born June 18, 1954, Belbas, Nepal), is a Nepalese politician and the Chairman of the Federal Council of the Janata Samajbadi Party, Nepal who served as the 36th Prime Minister of Nepal. Bhattarai holds a BA in architecture, MA in Planning, and Ph.D. in Regional Development Planning. During his tenure as the Prime Minister, he took measures to respond to the problem of urbanization by initiating a number of urban infrastructure projects. Dr. Bhattarai is a key critical advocate of development with social justice.

Dr. Baburam Bhattarai

Former Prime Minister of Nepal (2011-2013)

Special Remarks By

Balkrishna Doshi

Balkrishna Doshi

Pritzker Prize Laurate

Invited Speakers

Koichiro Aitani

Mechanism of Urban Regeneration: Case of Benesse Art Site: Naoshima, Inujima and Teshima

Koichiro Aitani

Associate Professor, D. Eng., Texas A&M University

Sabin Timalsena

Generative Art and Exploration through Algorithms

Sabin Timalsena

Independent Artist

Qi Yingtao

Preservation and Development of Traditional Villages between Japan and China

Qi Yingtao

Assistant Professor, D. Eng., Xi’an jiaotong University

DEBATOSH SAHU

"Let there be Light".......and there WILL be Light!

DEBATOSH SAHU

Architect, Principal Architect & Partner , ESPACE

Valina Geropanta

Inclusive and participatory processes in city functioning: new trends in the post-pandemic era

Valina Geropanta

Assistant Professor, PhD, Technical University of Crete

Rebecca Vanessa D.L. Rellosa

TBD

Rebecca Vanessa D.L. Rellosa

United Architect of Phillipines (UAP), Phillipines

Nela De Zoysa

“...With Reference to Teaching “Colour” to Year 1 Students through the Global Pandemic”

Nela De Zoysa

Architect, Chairperson, Nela de Zoysa Design Corporation Pvt. Ltd., Sri Lanka

REGISTER

Submit Your Work

Abstracts from a wide range of architecture fields are encouraged for submission. The conference theme tracks are mentioned above and it is intended to bring diversity in content as well as context in the discussion. We are hopeful that the “response” of architecture practice is an impactful theme in addressing the global context of change.The authors are requested to choose at least one theme track. This will help us to identify the potential reviewer as well as group the convention schedule according to theme.

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Event FAQs

The convention is scheduled for the hybrid modality and detailed shall be shared in following days.
Registration includes 2 days convention with the closing ceremony with celebration night of SONA Day on 31st October.
Yes! If you are one of the speakers of the event, your registration is waived.
Yes! You can email your concerns at convention2021@sona.org.np or sona2047@gmail.com.