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PUBLIC: SPACES WITH “NATURAL” HABITAT

The following interview was published in Sawdust on the occasion of World Environment Day where I speak about the need to deconstruct our understandings of “nature” and “sustainability” to include social relations, people, and labor. To read the complete interview please visit https://sawdust.online/interviews/sustainable-architecture/ Spaces with Natural Habitat “We need to deconstruct our notion of “sustainable architecture” […]

PUBLIC: Episode 3: Architect + Geographer Siddharth Menon

The following podcast interview was conducted by Lauren Gifford for Carbon Social Club where we spoke about concrete, architecture, and rapidly transforming urban environments in the Global South. To listen to the whole interview, please visit https://www.carbonsocialclub.com/episodes/episode-3-architect-geographer-siddharth-menon

Public: The Social Life of Concrete

The following interview was conducted by GBSNP Varma and published in Fountain Ink Magazine in their February 2020 issue. To read the whole interview, please visit https://fountainink.in/qna/the-social-life-of-concrete- Things around us shape us, influence us, and create an experience. They shape our environments, our economies and our life in perhaps not so obvious a manner. Things […]

PUBLIC: Infrastructure’s Inequalities: A Conversation with Nikhil Anand and Nausheen Anwar

The following podcast was published by Edge Effects Magazine on December 3, 2019. To read/listen to the whole podcast please visit edgeeffects.net/anand-anwar-infrastructures/ After World War II, large infrastructural projects in the Global South like dams, canals, roads, electric power stations, and water pipes were associated with ideas of development, progress, and modernity. These projects promised […]

Public: Decolonizing Infrastructure in India and the US: A Conversation with Malini Ranganathan

Recently, many scholars in the humanistic social sciences have begun to focus on the more-than-human agency of nonhuman natures, things, objects, and materials. Within this posthuman turn, objects are not simply inert backdrops for the ordering of social life but are actively involved in creating new sociopolitical orders. Infrastructure has emerged as a useful analytical […]

Public: Feature in Yourstory.com

https://yourstory.com/2018/03/tradition-ecofriendly-startups-sustainable-houses/ With traditional wisdom and ecofriendly practices, these startups are building sustainable houses Shruti Kedia     posted on 10th March 2018 These individuals and startups are on a mission to reduce carbon footprint and are working to safeguard the environment through architecture and construction of ecofriendly buildings. As India gets ready to brace the summer, the warning […]

Public: Interview in Yourstory.com

https://yourstory.com/2018/02/siddharth-menon-sustainable-architecture/ Meet Siddharth Menon, who uses architecture to address socio-economic inequality, ecological and cultural degradation Hema Vaishnavi     posted on 20th February 2018 Siddharth Menon, a travelling architect and geographer, works with the aim to provide contextual and contemporary design solutions in the rural hinterland. Siddharth Menon, who graduated from IES College of Architecture in Mumbai, veered […]

Public: Design and the Politics of Space

The following article was featured in Issue 46, Journal of Landscape Architecture  www.lajournal.in. Can be downloaded here.   In the 21st century, ‘developing’ countries like India are a unique study in contrast demographically. At one end, there are the privileged elite and the growing middle class, aspiring to live and consume like their western counterparts. At […]

Public: The Earth House, Himachal Pradesh

This interview was published in October-November 2015 issue of Elle Decor India. Photographs courtesy Sumit Mahar. Details Eco Buzz – Oct-Nov’15.    Walk us through the idea behind Earth Guest House. The Earth House is a 1500 sft. Guest House in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh for a travel company called Linger (www.linger.in). They […]

Public: Urban Blueprint-Go Local

The article was published in Myliveablecity, October 2015 edition (www.myliveablecity.com). Can be viewed here. In poor countries of the ‘developing’ world, the issue of affordable housing has been a bone of contention between the different stake-holders involved. Resources are scarce, economic and social conditions dire, and populations burgeoning. All these forces create a potent mix which […]