About the talk
Specialisation is often considered an organisational, financial and creative strength. But, what does one do if one has a broad spectrum of interests and aspires to engage and develop them all? In this presentation Riyaz Tayyibji describes the evolution of a practice that has varied interests from building design, documentation (excuses to draw!), architectural research, restoration, publication, theoretical speculation, exhibition curation, some sort of advocacy and more recently policy formulation. In short, Riyaz will share the joys of being a jack of all trades, questioning the need for the masters of one.
About Riyaz Tayyibji
Riyaz Tayyibji is a practicing architect and partner at anthill design, Ahmedabad. He is actively involved in architectural documentation, research and academics. He has been an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University and the co-ordinator of the Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission set up to document the buildings made by and related to the life of M.K. Gandhi. He has curated exhibitions on the architecture and urbanity of Ahmedabad. Presently he is a Team Lead at NIUA (National Institute of Urban Affairs) working on a Heritage Conservation Plan for the World Heritage City, Ahmedabad following its UNESCO inscription.