By : WADe Bureau | 15 May 2018 | TRENDING WADe TOPICS
Ar Tanya Khanna
WADe Asia 2017 gave the platform to many young women architects and designers for independent conversation on ‘Being the Change’ and how through their work, these women are fostering good change in the society. SURFACES REPORTER is glad to share excerpts from talks by Tanya Khanna.
Tanya Khanna, Founder of Epistle Communication – a PR firm focused on promoting architecture and architects – feels that the industry lacks active public relations and talks about the need for rightfully promoting architecture/projects through various communication mediums.
“In the ever-changing paradigm of architecture, there are various ways by which meaning is induced in architecture. However, the stuff we read does not care about the built environment! The news papers are full of everything about daily life but architecture, buildings, real estate, and design is far away” says Khanna.
“In the daily rut of life, we rarely ever pause to read the architecture around us, reflect and think about why certain buildings are made in a certain way,” she says on how we are never exposed to the ‘architectural news’. “We keep complaining of the pitiful state of our built environment.
We don’t realize that city building is critical, it is architects and designers who shape our built environment and our contribution therefore needs to be conveyed, curated and communicated for the common man, not just for the profession, but for the society at large” said Khanna on the dire need of passing on the stories of good architecture to the common man. Finally she concluded with this question: “We really need to talk about the good work that we do every single day. For us, the things haven’t changed but for you, are you ready to move away from talking about sex and about design and architecture instead?”
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