SCAR aims to promote and enhance the culture of research in architecture academia and profession in terms of history and in vernacular and modern contexts and to record, document and publish researches done in the field of architecture practice, academia and critics.
|SONA Committee on Architecture Research|
|Goal||To promote and enhance the culture of research in architecture academia and profession in terms of history and in vernacular and modern contexts.|
|Objectives||To promote research activities across Nepal's vernacular and modern architecture in changing contexts.|
|To promote the architecture environment beyond the network of architects and the architecture fraternity.|
|To record, document and publish researches done in the field of architecture practice, academia and critics.|
|Action Plan / Activities||Time Frame||Resources and Assumptions||Remarks|
|Architecture beyond Architects: Video Documentation program which shall include the famous and critical figures beyond the architecture fraternity…. The video documentation shall be well scripted and done under professional guidance and expertise.||Series of 8-10 Episodes in 2 years||Speakers and interviewees agree to be part of the program and explore their ideas of architecture beyond their scope.||All videos shall be uploaded on youtube and some clips shall be shared on other social media.|
|Expand Architectural research of Nepalese architecture in a vernacular and regional context. Documentation of Vernacular Architecture:||Continues||Funding shall be allocated every year to carry out the research of vernacular architecture around the valley.||10-15 Settlements shall be selected for the first phase|
|• Creating a Research Grant of SONA in collaboration with NAST, CARD, Ministries, DUDBC through the various programs through any resources. The program shall be led by SONA.
• Grant for research in the field of architecture in Nepal.
• Grant for publication in SONA journal
• Grant for the conference.
|Continues||Research grants shall be used for promoting research activities in various field and themes.||These shall be used for other action plans|
|Collaborate with other thematic sub-committees for the regular publications and critical exploration of the research findings.||Continues|
|Documentation and publication of peer-reviewed journals or books of research/study carried out in each subcommittee in collaboration with the publication committee.||Once||International journals shall be invited from authors from different fields and shall be published. Best papers shall be awarded||The programs of the launching of Peer-Reviewed Journals shall be done in align with International Conference.|
|Book - Volume I- Vernacular Architecture of Nepal|
|One Architecture Journals in aligned with International Conference.|
|A video documentation series (Architecture Beyond Architects)|
|Webinar series conducted on certain themes.|