Architect Sharat Sunder Rajeev shared his experiences on his research on the hidden history of architecture. The lack of records about ancient craftsmen who played a major role in creating a rich cultural heritage that we flaunt now, is a major flaw he noted.
He was speaking at the session discussing the architectural heritage and heritage walks that has been gaining momentum recently. The discussion also featured architect Rajshree Rajmohan, Sumesh Managalassery and Bina Thomas Tharakan.
Rajshree discussed about the old and new architectural structure of Shangumugham temple and its loss of aesthetics. Sumesh Mangalassery said about people's lack of awareness on government incentives that are available for supporting heritage housing and how tourism is protecting most of the architectural structures and buildings. Heritage walks are a means of understanding the lesser known cultural identity of a place and this would create an awareness among the people to protect them, said Beena Thomas Tharakan.