We both participate in (as resource people) and initiate a
number of workshops both in formal education and continuing
education processes and faculty development programs.
For e.g. introduction to GIS in Archaeological
Applications to both heritage officials and students
through CHI or Characterisation of Historic
Neighbourhoods to students and general members of
public to Need for Documentation (i.e. Understanding
Historic Villages) to Gram Panchayat members through
RDPR or Heritage Conservation - Value in Theory,
Practice and Education at an FDP.
We are usually called in to lecture on heritage and
conservation which broad heading gives us room to
tailor the content based on our understanding of the
For e.g. context based design for first year
architecture undergraduates or documentation &
characterisation of places for slightly more senior
students to what is heritage and its conservation to
Varied venues include Bangalore's PechaKucha, the 1st
Designuru, college campuses like REVA, Christ Uni or on-site
for student groups on field visits from other states.
Over the years we have conceptualised a number of heritage
walks in different neighbourhoods of Bangalore from
Cantonment to Pete on architecture, history, heritage and
These have been part of our efforts to raise awareness of
Bangalore's past - rather to reiterate that it had a past
and this past matters.
Our audience varies from school children, college students
to mixed age groups. Most of these walks and maps are
documented online on various portals.
Typically Saythu offers these walks only if they are part
of an awareness building program and / or student project /
Formal Teaching Assignments
The Saythu team has been open to undertaking teaching
assignments right since graduation as it ties in with our
philosophy of practice and theory informing each other.
We work across different institutions and programs from
undergraduate degrees in architecture, design and the arts
(interiors, tourism) to post graduate programs in
architecture, planning, landscape and allied degrees.
Some of the institutions we have worked with include BMS,
RVSA, MSRIT, DSSA, Aadhyamaan, SJB, Mount Carmel College.