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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Prof. Pilar M Gurrieri at Politecnico Di Milano


Embark on a comprehensive journey through the captivating realms of architectural history and context in "Timeless Foundations: Architectural History and Context." This meticulously crafted course offers an in-depth exploration of architectural evolution, from ancient marvels like Mesopotamian and Egyptian structures to the grandeur of Classical Greek and Roman edifices. Traverse through the intricacies of Medieval Gothic and Romanesque designs, the artistry of the Renaissance period, and the birth of Modernism. Delve into a spectrum of movements, from Bauhaus and Postmodernism to today's global trends and sustainable architectural practices. Beyond history, the course navigates the intersections of architecture with psychology, technology, ethics, politics, urban planning, and sustainability. Uncover the fusion of innovative design with societal responsibility and the environmental impact of architectural choices. Students will also examine contemporary challenges, from digital fabrication to adaptive reuse and beyond. With engaging lectures that capture iconic structures, influential architects, and futuristic trends, this course culminates in a thought-provoking exploration of architectural possibilities in the modern world.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Timeless Foundations: Architectural History and Context, by Pilar Guerrieri

  • Dr. Pilar Maria Guerrieri has been living between Milan, London, and Delhi for the past ten years. She is holds a Ph.D. with honors from Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage in Delhi and Westminster University in London; and a postgraduate degree in Philosophy. She has been extensively studying the city of Delhi, in particular, the impact of different cultures on its urban planning and architecture. She has been researching European and Indian cultures, the development of megacities and the effects of cultural exchanges; she developed comparative studies between urban settlements and different types of architecture and explored the meaning of terms such as ‘tradition’, ‘legacies’ and ‘heritage’. Pilar since she finished her Ph.D. is teaching, she has been Associate Professor in Delhi at the Italian-Indian GD Goenka University and now Research Fellow at Politecnico di Milano in Milan. Her courses focus on Cross-Cultural Studies in the field of urban planning and architecture. She is teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, being part of the Ph.D. program. Moreover, Pilar has also been part of Ambedkar University as fellow researcher on the Urban Habitation Research and Documentation Project, and she is currently nternational Advisory Council Member of the Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development (ITRHD), which is specifically responsible for the development of villages in India. She has been published in several international journals, participated in national and international conferences, and published books on the city of Delhi, Milan, and worldwide architecture.

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