The Indo-German Publication – CANDIDE – 13

The Indo-German Publication – CANDIDE – 13, was released during a public event in Aachen (Germany), on 08.09.2022, on a pop-up campus that had attendance and displayed works from thirty universities, from Germany and other parts of Europe. The thirteenth issue of CANDIDE – The Journal of Architectural Knowledge (indexed by the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, IBZ, and the RIBA Periodicals Index), is the first in the series of joint publications, that are dedicated to the outcomes and findings of the Indo-German Cooperation – ‘Experimental Architecture and Material Culture’, established between RWTH Aachen University and IIT Roorkee, supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and DAAD, under the Scheme ‘A New Passage to India’ (2019-2023).

Following are a few links, related to the event and the publication:

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Alongside the release of the publication, a small team from IIT Roorkee presented the details of all the project activities, findings and outcomes, achieved during the last 3 years, and the future roadmap, in the presence of the DAAD and RWTH officials, and diverse audiences. It was very well received.

Key Persons:

Patron: Director, IIT Roorkee


  • Dean, International Relations, IIT Roorkee
  • DAAD Delhi
  • DAAD Bonn
  • International Office, RWTH Aachen University

Higher Education Collaboration:

  • Dept. of Architectural Theory, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
  • Dept. of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee (India)

P.I. (Germany): Prof. Axel Sowa

P.I. (India): Prof. Smriti Saraswat

Visiting Team from IIT Roorkee:

  • Prof. Smriti Saraswat

Current Ph.D. Scholars –

  •  Mr. Parshant Rehal
  •  Ms. Chetna

Former Ph.D. Scholar, IIT Roorkee –

  • Dr. Suryendu Dasgupta