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Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta

  • Bangalore, India
  • http://www.apurvabose.com
  • Design Professional

The Art and Craft of Writing in Architecture, Apurva Bose Dutta

The association of writing and architecture remains unexplored to its full potential. This is attributed to the relatively less awareness that the integration of these two disciplines can yield, which is not to stay oblivious to the fact that the awareness today is hugely more than in the past. Having walked the path of architectural writing, I have invariably felt the responsibility to raise its awareness, train interested minds, and persuade the architectural profession to embrace it. Invigorating discourses are imperative in creative fields, and writing can be a significant contributor towards driving these discourses. - Text : Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta

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CELEBRATING ARCHITECTURE THROUGH INNOVATION, DIVERSITY, COLLABORATION, & COMMUNICATION

CELEBRATING ARCHITECTURE THROUGH INNOVATION, DIVERSITY, COLLABORATION, & COMMUNICATION, Apurva Bose Dutta in Conversation with Sumita Singha

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MASTERCLASSES IN ARCHITECTURAL WRITING by Apurva Bose Dutta

To turn alternative career paths into serious career options has never been a cakewalk. The ambiguity of striding into a new field, hesitation of the acceptance, lack of training, knowledge and skills, all become huge challenges for those interested in pursuing these career paths. When it comes to a subject like architectural writing, that has …

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Reconceptualising Library Architecture in Finland – Apurva Bose Dutta

Globally, the concept of designing libraries has been witnessing a revolution. In the following piece, Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta, who recently visited Helsinki and Espoo as a part of a four-member Indian delegation for an Architecture and Design Media Visit, on the invitation of the Finland Government, writes about some of the libraries she visited there.

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Book Announcement: Architectural Voices of India by Apurva Bose Dutta

Calling them the “missionaries of Indian architecture”, Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta– in her first book as an author, Architectural Voices of India: A Blend of Contemporary and Traditional Ethos – brings together 17 celebrated architects from the Indian fraternity, conversing on their tryst with architecture, the state of the profession in India and overseas, and the …

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Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta

Author|Architectural Journalist

Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta (www.apurvabose.com) is an author, award-winning architectural journalist, curator, and editor, based in Bangalore, India. Her professional journey of fifteen years has seen global collaborations with multimedia publication houses, firms, organisations, and educational institutions affiliated with architecture, design, and building in India,  the UK, the US, Spain, Italy, Indonesia, Singapore, Karachi, and Canada. She is well-travelled and explores her academic background of architecture and writing in diverse roles— that of professional speaking, conducting and curating architecture and design content and discourses for the print and digital media, holding training workshops, and consulting for academic and professional industry initiatives.

Through her various initiatives, Apurva has been persistently working towards increasing the visibility of architectural writing in India. She is credited with the conceptualisation of the first magazine issue solely dedicated to architectural journalism in India in 2013. More recently, she has been the curator for a national level essay writing competition for architectural students in India. She is also involved in conceptualising, curating, mentoring and conducting an online certified course on architectural writing.

Apurva has been invited by the Australian and Finland Governments to represent the Indian delegation in International Media Visits of Architectural Writers in Melbourne (2016) and Helsinki (2018) respectively.  Her book, ARCHITECTURAL VOICES OF INDIA: A Blend of Contemporary and Traditional Ethos (2017), a discourse on architecture-design by 19 of India’s acclaimed architects has received acclaim and wide coverage in the media.