Dr Amit Srivastava

Dr Amit Srivastava
 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit School of Architecture & Built Environment
 Email amit.srivastava@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5742
 Location Floor/Room 4 62 ,  Horace Lamb ,   North Terrace
  • Qualifications

    2005 – 2009
    Ph.D. in Architecture
    School of Architecture, Landscape Arch. & Urban Design (SALUD), University of Adelaide, Australia
    1996 – 2001
    Bachelor of Architecture
    T.V.B. School of Habitat Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India
  • Awards & Achievements

    Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Modern Art, Design & Architecture (Oslo, 2010)
    University Medal nomination for Ph.D. Thesis (2009)
    Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI) (2005 – 2009) 
    T.V.B. Institutional Grant (1996 – 2001)
    Govt. of India - National Prize (1996)
  • Teaching Interests

    I have been involved with teaching Architectural History and Theory to undergraduate and postgraduate students since 2006. My main areas of interest include 19th and 20th century history and theory with special focus on intellectual networks concerning perception of architectural materials, including branches of historicism, rationalism, and phenomenology. 

    Courses I coordinate: History Theory I (1st Year core); Construction I (1st Year core); Design Studio IV (2nd Year core) ; Critical Historical Practices (M.Arch)

    Other courses I teach: History Theory II (2nd Year core); Masters Seminar A & B (Masters Research Methods); Colonial and Contemporary Issues in Asian Architecture (Elective); Islamic Architecture and Gardens (Elective).   

  • Research Interests

    As a member of the Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture (CAMEA) I am involved in the historiography of Post-Colonial Architecture in South and South East Asia, with special focus on the socio-political condition generated by the intersection of de-colonizing and nationalist policies. My work also deals with issues of Human Rights and Social Ethics within the extended field of architecture. In addition to this, my long standing intellectual pursuit engages the works of Martin Heidegger and Bruno Latour to discuss the problems of Materiality as confounded by the subject-object dichotomy.
  • Publications

    Books:

    Peter Scriver and Amit Srivastava, India, Modern Architectures in History (London: Reaktion, Forthcoming 2014).

    This forthcoming publication will offer a critical study of architecture, modernity and de-colonisation in India from the mid 19th century to the present.

    Antony Radford, Amit Srivastava and Selen B. Morkoc, The Elements of Modern Architecture: Understanding Contemporary Buildings (London: Thames & Hudson, 2014).

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    Book Chapters:

    Amit Srivastava and Peter Scriver, "Internationalism and Architecture in India after Nehru," in A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture [1960-2010], eds. E. Haddad and D. Rifkind (London: Ashgate, 2014): 379-400. 

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    Conference Papers:

    Amit Srivastava and Peter Scriver, “Australians and Africans in a Post-Colonial Asian Empire: Transnational operations of the Oberoi Hotel Group in the 1960s-70s,” paper presented at Mobilities of Design: Transnational Transfers in Asian Architecture and Urban Planning, 1960 - Present, Singapore, November 20-21, 2013).

    Amit Srivastava, "Hijjas Kasturi, and Harry Seidler in Malaysia: Australian-Asian Exchange and the Genesis of a “Canonical Work”," in OPEN: 30th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, eds. Alexandra Brown and Andrew Leach, (Gold Coast: SAHANZ, 2013).

    Peter Scriver and Amit Srivastava, “Australian Educated Architects and the Professionalization of Practice & Training in Malaysia in the 1960s and 70s,” paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Buffalo, New York, April 10-14, 2013).

    Amit Srivastava, "Speaking to the East: Wright and Kahn in Cold War Asia," in Audience: 28th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, eds. Antony Moulis and Deborah van der Plaat, (Brisbane: SAHANZ, 2011).

    Peter Scriver and Amit Srivastava, "Building a new university in Cold War Asia: The Colombo Plan and Architecture at UNSW in the 1950s and 60s," in Audience: 28th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, eds. Antony Moulis and Deborah van der Plaat, (Brisbane: SAHANZ, 2011).

    Amit Srivastava, “In Dialogue with a Brick: Materials, Narrative and Architectural Historiography,” in Panorama to Paradise: Proceedings of SAHANZ 24th Annual Conference, Adelaide, September 21-24, 2007, eds. Stephen Loo and Katharine Bartsch, (Adelaide: SAHANZ, 2007).

    Amit Srivastava, “Kahn in India and the Narrative of Materials,” in Contested Terrains: Proceedings of SAHANZ 23rd Annual Conference, September 29-October 2, 2006, eds. Terrance McMinn, Dr. John Stephens and Dr. Steve Basson, (Perth: SAHANZ, 2006).

     

  • Professional Associations

    2009
    Project Consultant
    “Building Cold War Asia” (Pilot project)
    ARC Grant Support Funded Project, University of Adelaide, Australia
    2009
    Research Assistant
    “Islam and Secular Urban Culture in Early Modern Middle East”
    ARC Discovery Project (2009-2012) : Prof. Samer Akkach (CAMEA)
    2007 – 2008
    Research Assistant
    “India and the Globalization of Architectural Services”
    ARC Discovery Project (2006-2009) : Tombesi, Dave, Gardiner, Scriver
  • Community Engagement

    2013 Program Coordinator - Bachelor of Architectural Design
    School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Adelaide, Australia
    2013 Contributing Editor - ATR
    Architectural Theory Review - A Routledge Journal
    2012 Program Coordinator - Master of Architecture
    School of Architecture (SALUD), University of Adelaide, Australia
    2011 Associate Head, Learning and Teaching
    School of Architecture (SALUD), University of Adelaide, Australia
    2011 Member, Faculty Curriculum Committee (Professions)
    School of Architecture (SALUD), University of Adelaide, Australia
    2009 Regional Advisor for India
    Phaidon Atlas of 20th Century World Architecture, Phaidon Press.
    2008 Member, Research Excellence Committee
    School of Architecture (SALUD), University of Adelaide, Australia
    2007 Assistant Editor – 24th SAHANZ Conference
    Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand
    2007 Planning Assistant – 4th CAMEA Symposium
    Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture, Adelaide
    2006 – 2007 Student Member – School Board
    School of Architecture (SALUD), University of Adelaide, Australia
    2006 – 2007 Research Postgraduate Student Representative
    School of Architecture (SALUD), University of Adelaide, Australia

    Affiliations
    Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture (CAMEA)
    Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
    Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & N Zealand (SAHANZ)
    Registered Architect - Council of Architecture, India (CoA)

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