CONTACT WITH THE WORLD: CROSS CONNECTIONS

Thesis Reviews for final year students were conducted online and Zoom links shared on social media and relayed live on YouTube. While this allowed invited discussants from different parts of the country and the world to participate, it also opened up pedagogical discussions to a diverse public like never before. While Zoom recorded an audience of 231 participants, YouTube had a visitation of over 2000 in 3 days. In the frame above we see along with students and faculty at SEA, the two invited reviewers Bijoy Ramchandran from Bangalore, Andrea Pinochet from Hong Kong University speaking from her home in Oslo and an unknown figure right in the center of the screen Kardo Norradin Karim, On searches on facebook we find that he is a lecturer at Salahaddin University in Erbil in Iraq and has a PhD in Landscape Architecture from the same university. A small architecture school located in a suburb of Mumbai was now talking to the world. 

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