Vikram Lall is an architect, author and a scholar of aesthetics & culture. He has lectured on architectural history, design theory and cultural studies at institutions in the UK, Europe, Southeast Asia and India.
Through his interdisciplinary engagement with cultural studies, he also works for the conservation of both tangible and intangible heritage and has curated programs on Indian cultural traditions across the world.
As a practicing architect, he has designed several diverse and landmark buildings and projects, such as the Akshardham temple in Delhi and the Buddha Smriti Park in Patna.
His research on architectural history and theory of Buddhism has been published as -Architecture of the Buddhist World- presenting a pathbreaking perspective into Buddhist heritage across several cultural landscapes.
He will talk on the historical and cultural contiguity of BIMSTEC countries as revealed through the architecture associated with Buddhist practice and philosophy.