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Meta-Discipline and Sustainable Architecture

Architecture, Design, Sustainability

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Malaksingh Gill is a Mumbai based architect practicing architecture inspired by local, alternative building materials, construction techniques and crafts since 1999.

Having worked with and being inspired by Laurie Baker; a pioneer of environment-friendly architecture, Malaksingh is now working on propagating Baker’s vision all across India.

Show Notes

Learning and Unlearning with Laurie Baker [01:45]

Learning to Work with Diverse Teams using Meta-Discipline [06:16]

Learning Through Observation [07:45]

Components of Meta-Discipline as a Subject [13:40]

How to Teach Meta-Discipline to Students [18:50]

Teaching Methodologies to Teach Meta-Discipline [22:50]

Importance of Local Jobs, Local Economy [28:20]

Staying Away from Commercialism, but Being Successful [32:00]

How to stay Contemporary, yet not have a Fixed Mindset [35:18]

Getting the Process Right to get the Right Work Ethic [ 38:14]

Making Eco-Friendly Thinking a Movement [46:40]

Future of Architecture in Cities, Towns, and Villages [51:40]

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Meta-Discipline and Sustainable Architecture

Pooja Jauhari is the former Group CEO of VMLY&R India, and former CEO of The Glitch. Over her two-decade-long career, Pooja has worked with some of the biggest brands in the country and the world, and introduced powerful campaigns to society.

Pooja has worked with some brilliant people and has held important responsibilities over the past 20 years. She is the Founder of Seat At The Table, an unbiased investment and advisory initiative to invest in companies and people that are built on a purpose.

Prior to her appointment in the VMLY&R network, Pooja was the CEO of The Glitch, a high-performance creative company that has worked hard to create a workspace that is gender blind, inclusive and progressive. The Glitch was acquired by WPP, the world’s largest marketing communications company in 2017, and integrated into the VMLY&R network within WPP in 2020.