The first edition of Thanima was conducted successfully at Department of Architecture, NIT Calicut, on 30 and 31 January 2015, with a conference theme on Reinventing Design Pedagogy & Contextual Aesthetics, aimed at exploring various aspects of aesthetics – formation, conditioning, politics, connection with culture and ways ofteaching design {pedagogy}.

The conference addressed the need to overcome stultifying cultural homogenisation and to recapture the lost aesthetics more rooted in our milieu along with the importance to impart education without killing the creative andinventive spirit in children and orient them in culturally authenticways.

The conference was attended by 300 delegates from all over India and over 40 selected papers on various themes were presented during the two days of intellectual discourse. Ar, Nimish Patel of Abikram architects, Ahmedabad; Smt.Laila Tyabji of Daskthar, New Delhi and Guru Rabindra Sharma of Kala Ashram delivered the keynote addresses.