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AJC+ Germany Certified - 'Architectural Writing' & 'Design Thinking' Workshops in the Himalayas



AJC+ Germany Certified - “Architectural Writing & Design Thinking Workshops,”

Curated by Pappal Suneja - Design Researcher, Architect, and Journalist


When: 20th to 22nd Nov 2022

Where: The Himalayan Writing Retreat, Village Satkhol, Nainital District Uttarakhand.


The program comprises Explorations, Brain Storming sessions and Writing Tasks. An anthology will be published later, compiling the results of the retreat.


About Curator, Pappal Suneja

- Design Researcher, Architect, and Journalist - Ph.D. Scholar, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany - Founder & Curator, Architectural Journalism & Criticism Organization - Former Country Editor, World Architecture Community - International Correspondent, ADA Magazine - Visiting Lecturer, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau - Co-Coordinator, Autumn School 2022, University of Rome, TorVergata, Italy.


‘Program Schedule’


Day 1 (20th Nov 2022)

Arrive any time after 2PM, relax and take in the Beauty

6:00 to 8:00PM – Overview and Brain Storming Exercises.

Followed by Dinner Table Discussion (8:00 to 9:00 PM)


Day 2 (21st Nov 2022)

Breakfast 8:30 to 9:00 AM

“Architectural Writing” – Part 1.0

9:30 to 10:30 AM – Understanding the nature of Architectural writing and Getting started with writing your text and overcoming any potential obstacles.

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Defining the focus and purpose of the text.

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Developing adequate outlines for Introductions

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM – Q&A/Discussion in Brief

Lunch 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM – Discussion Continues

“Design Thinking” – Part 1.0

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Introduction + Impromptu Design Tasks and Groups formation.

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Cross Stimulation (Fractionation technique for getting ideas moving)

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Book Launch & Discussion –“Exploration of Architectural Journalism – an Uncharted Discipline” (Authored by Pappal Suneja)

6PM onwards – Open Mic: Present your Ideas or Text (Individual Choice)

Dinner 8:00 to 9:00 PM


Day 3 (22nd Nov 2022)

Breakfast 8:30 to 9:30 AM

“Architectural Writing” – Part 2.0

9:30 to 10:30 AM – Providing a well-organized overview of the work & recognizing the overall structural organization of your writing.

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Curating your findings logically and coherently into parts of a text

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Creating powerful abstracts and titles.

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM – Q&A/Discussion in Brief

Lunch 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM – Discussion Continues

“Design Thinking” – Part 2.0

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Suspended Judgment (Suggestions by participants with no attempt at evaluation of ideas)

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM The formality of the Setting (Dividing things into sub-categories and put them together in new ways)

6PM onwards – Open Mic: Present your Ideas or Text (Individual Choice)

Dinner 8:00 to 9:00 PM


Day 4 (23rd Nov 2022)

Leave unwillingly, after a yummy breakfast.


Registration Details -

The Early Bird fee (until 17th Sep 2022) for the Retreat is 36k INR, Includes Stay and all Meals.

Link to Register or UPI Transaction id: architect.pappalsuneja@okaxis

Standard Registration (until 17th Oct 2022) for the Retreat is 43k INR, Includes Stay and all Meals.


How to reach the Venue - https://quietplace.in/location/


*6 out of 12 seats remaining* We can't take in more than the stipulated number.


Interested Individuals can send their CV/folio at plusajc@gmail.com


Note – The Participants shall be given separate certificates for ‘Architectural Writing’ & ‘Design Thinking’ Workshops.


Poster Curation by Khushi Tandon, AJC Archetypal 2022


>Via www.ajc-plus.com

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