As part of the RSP program, the batch of 2017 visited the village of Ganapathi Agraharam in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. The village is situated on the banks of the Kaveri river.
As part of the RSP, the students documented, in the form of sketches, diagrams, and measured drawings, the various types of houses that form part of this settlement. Through the act of drawings, students also noticed the manner in which the house connects to the street and the types of interactions people had with each other that was facilitated by the architecture of the place. The impact of the climate of the region was also strongly studied once the students returned to the campus on having completed their study and documentation of Ganapathi Agraharam.
The students were facilitated in their effort by Prof. Kukke Subramanya, Asst. Prof. Toshi Singh and Asst. Prof. Indu Paniker who traveled along with the group. As part of the studio for semester 3, the students were once again taken to Ganapathi Agraharam for its Ratha Yatra.