Student Activity

Perception is the Photography club of School of Planning and architecture, Bhopal. The group officially started functioning from September 21, 2012. It has been founded by Vamika Jain and Nipun Prabhakar, students of architecture at S.P.A, Bhopal. On the occasion of the group launch, the group organised its first event, a photo exhibition "PERCEPTION" for four days, in the month of September. It received entries from the students of S.P.A., Bhopal and was put up at Swaraj Bhawan, Bhopal. The exhibition celebrated photos on a variety of themes ranging from architecture, wildlife, portraits to techniques like star trails. Inauguration was done by Prof. Ajay Khare, Director S.P.A., Bhopal and the art work and effort received an overwhelming attendance and appreciation and praise from the locales, professional photographers and media personnel. "It is a general assumption that the architectural experience is bound to the architectural work and to the direct encounter with it. The experience is bound to the subject’s immediate association with the work – its “here and now”. For that exact same reason the experience can neither be copied nor reproduced. Yet, despite this assumption we often base our whole understanding and knowledge of architectural works solely on the reading of representations. During the 20th century Photography – more than any other technique of representation – has become a decisive factor for our relationship with and understanding of architecture. Architects have always used representations and photography has become a favourite mode of presentation." The group organises an annual photo exhibition "PERCEPTION", basic and advanced workshops, photo walks in and around Bhopal.

Established with an aim to carry out the projects of positive social and environmental change, ECO Club is an initiative of responsible budding designers of SPA Bhopal. The objective of the society activities or projects would be
• To create environmental education and awareness by being a forum of knowledge exchange
• Developing leadership skills in carrying out projects of positive social change
• Development and application of local sustainable practices
• To connect the community and studios
• Getting trained in methods of environmental conservation

The club will organize events at frequent intervals and initiate long and short term projects. Some of the projects would be:
• Organization of tree plantation camps at regular interval.
• Publishing environmental news every fortnight
• Celebration of environmental days like Earth day, Wildlife conservation week, world indigenous tribe, International conservation days etc
• Organize workshops and training in relevant areas by relevant authorities, NGOs etc
• To create waste management framework for the institute
• To develop local relevant solutions of environmental protection by various projects such as
• Organizing competitions for methods of local waste reuse and recycle.
• Sensitive use of printing paper
• Reuse of once used sheets
• Water harvesting methods
• Installing compost pits for organic waste

Environmental calender
World Wetlands Day - February 2
World Sparrow Day - March 20
World Water Day - March 22
Earth Day - April 22
International Migratory Bird Day - May 3
Greenery Day - May 4 in Japan (previously April 29)
International Day for Biological Diversity (World Biodiversity Day) - May 22
Bike-to-Work Day - Third Friday in May
World Environment Day - June 5
World Oceans Day - June 8
Global Wind Day - June 15
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought - June 17
World Population Day - July 11
International Tiger Day - July 29
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - September 16
Clean Up the World Weekend - September 17-19
World Water Monitoring Day - September 18
Zero Emissions Day - September 21
Car Free Day - September 22
Ecological Debt Day (Earth Overshoot Day) - September 23 in 2008, but receding
World Rivers Day - every last Sunday in September
World Habitat Day - first Monday in October
International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction - second Wednesday in October
World Planting Day - October 22
International Day of Climate Action - October 24
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict - November 6
World Soil Day - December 5
International Mountain Day - December 11
Ozone Action Day - at certain times during the summer months