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Faculty Profile

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Dr. Venugopal Maddipati

Qualification

  • 2011 University of Minnesota, PhD. (Defended April 20, 2011) (Advisor: Catherine Asher). Department of Art History.
  • 2004 University of Minnesota, M.A. Art History (August, 2004) Major: South Asian Art and Architecture, Minor: Contemporary Art and Architecture (2004).
  • B-Arch 2001 School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi Thesis Topic: Architectural Design for an Interpretation Centre/Museum at the Archaeological site of Arikamedu, Pondicherry, India.

Past Experience

  • Dec 2013 -- Present Assistant Professor: School of Design, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  • Dec 2012 -- Dec2013 Nehru Memorial Fellow; Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
  • Aug 2013 -- Dec 2013 Visiting Faculty School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.
  • January 2013 – May 2013 Visiting Faculty: School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.
  • July 2012 -- Dec 2012 Visiting Faculty: School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.
  • July 2012 -- Dec 2012 Visiting Faculty: University School of Architecture and Planning, Kashmiri Gate, Delhi.
  • July 2011 -- July 2012 Visiting Associate Fellow: Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi.
  • -- Spring Teaching Assistant: at University of Minnesota, Art and Architecture of India (Instructor: Frederick Asher).
  • 2008/2009 One year appointment as Architecture Historian and Instructor, Fall 2008, Spring 2009 at St. Olaf College: Minnesota
  • 2006 -- Spring Teaching Assistant at University of Minnesota, Art and Architecture of India (Instructor: Frederick Asher)
  • 2005 -- Fall Teaching Assistant in Fall 2005, Intro to Film Study at University of Minnesota (Instructor: Robert Silberman)
  • 2005 -- Spring Teaching Assistant in Spring 2005, Art and Architecture of India at University of Minnesota (Instructor: Frederick Asher)
  • 2004 -- Fall Intro to Film Study at University of Minnesota (Instructor: Robert Silberman)
  • 2004 -- Spring Art of Film at University of Minnesota (Instructor: Robert Silberman)
  • 2003 -- Fall Teaching Assistant, Intro to Film Study at University of Minnesota (Instructor: Robert Silberman)
  • 2003, 2004, 2005 Research Assistant at the Ames South Asia Library: two months of summer employment for three years.
  • 2002, 2004, 2006 Research Assistant at the Visual Resources Center University of Minnesota: Fall 2006,Spring 2003, and Fall 2002.
  • 2002 Editorial/Architectural Assistant in Journal Architecture + Design, Summer 2002.
  • 2001 Architect: Ashok Lal Associates, 2001.
  • 1999 -- 2000 Architectural Trainee: Kanvinde Rai and Chowdhury,

Publications

Publications:

  • Maddipati, V. (2020 Forthcoming): “Infinitizing the Necessity of a Vernacular Architecture on this Side of Tafuri’s Dividing Line: M.K. Gandhi, Charles Correa, Eco Aesthetics (India circa 19741983)” in Ecologies, Aesthetics and Histories of Art. Eds. Sugata Ray, Hannah Baader and Gerhard Wolf. Berlin: De Gruyter.
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  • Maddipati, V. (2019), “Architecture as Weak Thought: Gandhi and the Benefits of Inhabiting Nothingness” in Marg volume on Gandhi and Aesthetics.
  • Maddipati, V. “When Times Were Strange: Water in the Geological Imagination at Girar (1854-1855)” in Liquescent Materiality: Water Histories in South Asia 1500 to the Present (2019).
  • Maddipati, V. (2018), “Nothingness as Scaffolding for Being: Gandhi, Madeline Slade, Architecture and the Humanisation of Sacrifice's Massive Ecological Existence, Segaon, 1936–37,” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies; (Published online, March 01, 2018) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/00856401.2018.1433445 . Print version awaited. 1—22
  • Maddipati, V. (2018), “When Landscape Became King: A short note on the ascendancy of the immediate present as the sovereign of Rajghat.” Journal of Landscape Architecture, Vol 53., 48—63.
  • Maddipati, V. “One’s own Present, and the 18th Century Present: Impressions of the Berlin Workshop “Landscapes of the Long 18th Century: Mediating Places, Powers and Pasts in South Asia and Beyond.”” in: TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research, 05.01.2018, https://trafo.hypotheses.org/8494.
  • Maddipati, V. (2013) “Building Impressions: Gandhi and Mira Behn’s hut: 1935-1936” in the Nehru Memorial Library Occasional Paper series, 2013.
  • Maddipati, V. (2012).Coercing Architecture: The Strange Stories of “Three Birds, Seven Stories, Interpolations and Bifurcations.” In 'Reprototypes, Triangulations and Road Tests', edited by Daniela Zyman and Eva Wilson. Vienna: Ashgate Press, 2012. 49-72.
  • Maddipati, V. (2012).“Built to Lapse: The New Transpiring of an Old Time in Architecture.” In Sarai Reader 09: Projections. Edited by Raqs Media Collective, Ravi Sundaram, Ravi Vasudevan. CSDS: Delhi, 2013. 226-230.
  • “Water in the Expanded Field: Art, Thought and Immersion in the Yamuna river: 2005 – 2011.” Rethinking Place in South Asian and Islamic Art, 1500-Present.Edited by Rebecca Brown and Deborah Hutton, (New York: Routledge, 2016).

 

Books

  • Maddipati, V. Gandhi and Architecture: A Time for Low-Cost Housing (Routledge, July 2020).
  • Maddipati V. and Sugata Ray eds., Water histories of south asia: the materiality of liquescence (Routledge 2019).

 

Newspaper Articles:

 

Website

 

Reviewing and Refereeing responsibilities.

  • Referee for Art Journal
  • Referee for Open Library for the Humanities

 

Papers presented in Conferences and panels and sessions convened.

  • Maddipati V. presented “The Maintenent of Architecture: Infrastructure,” a talk on invitation by Urban Tiffin, Ambedkar University, Kashmiri Gate Campus, on 25th February 2019.
  • Maddipati V. (2018-19) moderator for talk at The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA), in collaboration with Goethe Institut – Max Mueller Bhavan, by artist and pedagogue Peter Rösel titled Poetic Anarchy on Monday, 3 December, 2018.
  • Maddipati V. (2018-19) presented “The Forgetting of Space in Latent Worlds: Gandhi and the Architecture of Ecological Silence in 20th Century India presented at South Asia Studies Program Seminar at Rutgers University, New Jersey, 11 September, 2018.
  • Maddipati V. Discussion in Podcast at SYNTALK titled The Context of the Implicit on September 9th 2018. https://soundcloud.com/syntalk/tcoti-the-context-of-the-implicit-syntalk
  • Maddipati V. (2018-19) presented paper titled “Immanence before Transcendence: Making Sense of Vistāra: The Architecture of India (1983–92)” at “International Art Exhibitions of the 1980s: Festivals of India” in College Art Association in Los Angeles, 22 February, 2018.
  • Maddipati, V. (June 2017). Presented paper titled “Faith in Geology: 19th century colonial distinctions between natural and human histories in the Deccan region,” Hyderabad Urban Lab, Hyderabad.
  • Maddipati, V. Participated in Edutech Incubator: Finnish Game Design Event with students of School of Design, in Bangalore. September 2017.
  • Maddipati, V. (May 2017). Presented paper titled “Faith in Geology: 19th century colonial distinctions between natural and human histories in the Deccan region,” Humboldt University, Berlin.
  • Maddipati, V. (2018, February). Presented paper titled Immanence Before Transcendence: Making Sense of Vistāra: The Architecture of India (1983-1992) at the College Art Association, Los Angeles.
  • Maddipati, V. (2017, October). Presented paper titled Urbanizing Finitude: Charles Correa and the Death of a Vernacular Architecture at FACSAPP (Faculty Seminar and Paper Presentations) Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  • Maddipati V. Chaired Session on “Negotiating Cultural Heritage: Making, Sustaining, Breaking, Sharing” in the Bode Museum, Berlin April 24.
  • Maddipati V. “The Forgetting of Space in Latent Worlds: Gandhi and the Architecture of Ecological Silence in 20th Century India” at Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstraße, Berlin, March 27, 2017.
  • Maddipati V. “Faith in Geology: 19th Century Colonial Distinctions Between Natural Histories and Human Histories,” short presentation at UNAM, Mexico, 20th February, 2017.
  • Maddipati V. “Urbanizing Finitude: The Death of the Vernacular and the emergence of New Material lives in the Architecture of Charles Correa: 1973-2010.” Presentation at the (Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florenz; Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin) December 2015.
  • Maddipati V. “Framing Experience: Gandhi, Architecture and the Low-Cost Housing Exhibition in Delhi, 1954” presented in panel on architecture and competing nationalisms at Association of Asian Studies Conference, Chicago, 2015.
  • Maddipati V. On Being Familiar: The vitalism of Frederick SalmonGrowse’s architectural improvement of Bulandshahr 1878-1886’ presented on September 7th, 2014, at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.
  • Maddipati V. “Architecture and Idealism: The quest for a Spatial and a Material referent for Gandhi’s village utopia,” presented at Ambedkar University in collaboration with Royal College of Art, London, September 2014, in a workshop on Design and Uncertainty.
  • Maddipati V. “On the Simultaneity of Fresh Water: A Brief History of Continuity in Colonial Geology in Central India (1854-1855)” in “Spaces of Water: New Paradigms in Ecocritical Enquiry An international conference on global water systems and cultures of spatiality in India,” in July 2014 at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.
  • Maddipati V. “Investing in Uncertainty: Low-Rise Medium Density Housing,” Presented at Royal College of Art, London, May 2014, in a workshop on Design and Uncertainty.
  • Maddipati V. “Language and the space of determined spaces: The architectural experiments of the Centre of Science for Villages in Wardha and the shaping of home in Wagdara, a Kolami village.” Talk at South Asian University, Delhi, March 2014.
  • Maddipati V. “Language and the space of determined spaces: The architectural experiments of the Centre of Science for Villages in Wardha and the shaping of home in Wagdara, a Kolami village.” Talk at Middlebury College, Vermont, February 2014.
  • Maddipati V. (2014-2015) presented “Language and the space of determined spaces: The architectural experiments of the Centre of Science for Villages in Wardha and the shaping of home in Wagdara, a Kolami village.” Talk at University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, 13 February 2014.
  • “The Yamuna as an Object: Art Beyond Equipmentality,” presented in a symposium in honor of Catherine B. Asher and Frederick M. Asher at the University of Chicago, College Art Association on February 15, 2014.
  • “Language and the space of determined spaces: The architectural experiments of the Centre of Science for Villages in Wardha and the shaping of home in Wagdara, a Kolami village.” Talk at Nehru Memorial Library, Delhi on 30th July, 2013.
  • “Narrating Familiarity: Frederick Growse and the Architectural Experience of Colonial Bulandshahr: 1878-1886.” Presented at The Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth conference at Jawaharlal Nehru University on April 5th, 2012.
  • “Building Impressions: Gandhi and Mira Behn’s hut: 1935-1936.”: Presentation at CSDS (The Center for the Study of Developing Societies), Delhi on January 16th, 2012.
  • “Familiarity; Loss: The Architectural Transformation of Colonial Bulandshahar.” Paper presented at the American Council of South Asian Art Symposium 2009: October 16-18 2009 at Denison University.
  • “The World of the Gandhian Laurie Baker:” Talk presented at the Dittman Center, St. Olaf College, February 16th. 2009.
  • “The Quiet but Eventual: A Place and Time for Gandhism”: Talk presented at the 2008 Anthropology Round Table at the University of Minnesota on 14 April 2008.
  • “The Arrears of Familiarity: the Architectural Transformation of Colonial Bulandshahar” Presented on 26th March 2008 at the South Asia seminar sponsored by the consortium for the Study of the Asias and the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Minnesota.
  • “The Arrears of Familiarity: the Architectural Transformation of Colonial Bulandshahar”: Paper presented at the 23rd Annual South Asia Conference, University of California Berkley as a part of panel titled “The Genre in Perspective.”
  • “The Quiet but Eventual: A Place and Time for Gandhism”: Talk presented at the
  • Graduate Student/Faculty Colloquium Series, 29 October 2007 at the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota.
  • “The Crowd and the Conscience Collective: Gandhi’s Funeral as photographed by Henri Cartier-Bresson for Life Magazine.” Presented at the 35th Annual Conference of South Asia at Wisconsin (2006) – Madison in a Panel titled Gandhi and Culture 1. Paper also presented at the Center for Development Studies, Trivandrum, India in Fall 2006.
  • “An Iconography of Destruction. Felice Beato’s Photographs of the Great Indian Insurrection of 1857 - 1858.” Presented at the Midwest Conference of South Asian Affairs. October 2004.

Projects

Community Art Projects and Architectural Projects

  • Wounded City: A Global New Zealand: a short film directed with the contemporary artist Alfredo Jaar, 2004.

Courses Taught:

  • Social Studio II: Homelessness in Shahjahanabad, A Service Design Perspective: Spring 2019
  • Technology and Society, Fall 2015, 2019
  • History of Indian Art and Architecture: Spring 2018, 2019, 2020.
  • Learning to See: Fall 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
  • Understanding Intersectionality: Spring 2018, 2020
  • Rural Study: Intro to the architecture of a North Indian Mountain village (Field Study for 15 days with Students at Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh by the Sutlej River): Fall 2015.
  • Rural Study: Intro to the architecture of a Central Indian village (Field Study for 15 days with Students at Pavnar, Wardha on the banks of the Pavnar River): Fall 2014.
  • Social Studio: Social Design and Situated Design at Ambedkar University, Delhi, Spring 2014.
  • Networks, Communication and Society at Ambedkar University, Delhi, Fall 2014.
  • Gender, Sexuality and Design: Ambedkar University, Delhi, Spring 2014.
  • Rural Study: Intro to the architecture of a Central Indian village (Field Study for 15 days with Students at Shivni on the banks of the Narmada): Ambedkar University, Delhi, Spring: 2014.
  • Theory of Design (Space in History): School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, Spring 2014.
  • Theory of Design (Space in Philosophy): School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, Fall 2012.
  • Housing Studio: School of Architecture, Indraprastha University, Delhi, Fall 2012.
  • The History of Islamic Architecture: St. Olaf College, 2009.
  • Intro to World Architectural History: St. Olaf College, 2009.
  • Intro to Art: Medieval to Modern (Survey co-taught with Nancy Thompson): St. Olaf College 2008
  • Intro to South and South-East Asian Art: St. Olaf College, 2008.

Language Training

  • Persian: One term Intensive – Ohio State University Summer 2004.