Excellence-Residential, (Upto 3000 sqft) Architecture
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Anagha Patil, Environ Planners, Nashik
Influenced by her father, Ar Sanjay Patil, Anagha followed his stride to become an architect. After completing her Bachelor’s in Architecture, she pursued Master’s in Housing and Urbanism from Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. Subsequently, she joined her father’s firm, Environ Planners. Anagha is not just passionate about architecture but also various art forms. She is an ardent traveller and loves to explore nature.
What is good art according to you?
In everything there is a bit of art, one just has to see it. It is often hidden, fragmented, disorganised, unassuming and the challenge is to discover, compose and order it. Any art is a charismatic way of visualising, documenting, conveying the story that will find its appreciation and move hearts of many. Culture, society, environment, upbringing, experience, values, time and taste influence art, it’s subjectivity and perception of good and bad.
What role can art play in making a positive social impact by solving social causes related to women? How would you contribute to WADE ASIA through art?
Community based arts and crafts projects in rural areas empower women by serving as a means for economic empowerment, enhancing community bonding, establishing networks of support, are therapeutic, help to build their confidence and self-esteem. I would be happy to contribute to WADE Asia by creating art for visitors to impact social change, as well as by writing on art/design and responding to queries related to the subject.
How is the coming together of women from various streams helping them?
WADE gave us the opportunity to meet, listen to and interact with stalwarts in the field of Art and Architecture. It gave us a good platform to showcase our works, meet colleagues with common interests, have meaningful conversations, exchange ideas and concerns, gave access and exposure to new information and products.
“WADE ASIA provides a unique stage to share stories, struggles and achievements of life.”
What is your best takeaway from WADE?
It is a lifetime investment, the amount of exposure and appreciation an individual gets here. WADe is a wonderful platform to learn, collaborate and share. It encourages, supports and recognises women to come forward, share and excel in their field of art, architecture and design.
As a WADE Woman & WADE Winner, how would you contribute towards other fellow professionals?
I would like to share whatever knowledge and information I have with students and lead future generations towards the path of creativity, making them aware and sensitive towards design and environment.
Your opinion on WADE ASIA and its objectives.
At WADE one feels very energetic, empowering and inspiring to be with so many accomplished women and men from our profession. It provides a unique stage to share stories, struggles and achievements of life. It brings talented women under one umbrella and motivates them to strive better. It’s trying to break barriers, is enriching and has a celebratory vibe. It is unbiased and has an absolutely transparent jury system.
Note: This article was originally published on Surfaces Reporter December 2019 Issue.