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Public: Design and the Politics of Space

The following article was featured in Issue 46, Journal of Landscape Architecture 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 […]


I will be speaking at a public lecture hosted by Edible Garden City and Open Farm Community in Singapore on August 12, 2015. The public lecture is titled “Mud Architecture in the Contemporary World: Lessons from Rural India.”      

Praxis: The wedding, the bridge, and the peacock

17th April 2015 It has been 16 months since we started building the community centre for Anubhuti Seva Samiti in Sidhpura, District Kasganj, UP. After months of trials and tribulations for the clients, the space is finally edging towards completion. The ground floor is tiled, plastered and finished. Furnishings are being added gradually while some […]

Conference: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee

I had the opportunity to present my work at the “National Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2015” at IIT Roorkee on April 10, 2015. Find below my abstract and some images from the presentation.

TALK: Kokum Design Centre, Goa

I will be giving a public lecture at the Kokum Design Center, Goa on March 23, 2015 at 6.30 pm. The lecture is titled “It’s not about the mud: The travails of a travelling architect.”

TALK: Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI)/ School of Environment and Architecture (SEA), Mumbai

I will be speaking at a public lecture which is co-hosted by the Urban Design and Research Institute (UDRI) and School of Environment and Architecture, Mumbai on February 6, 2015 at 6.30 pm. The lecture is titled “The Story of Mud.”

TALK: Engaging Architecture in India Series, Mumbai

I will be speaking at the Engaging Architecture in India Series on Transitional Rurality: Lessons from the Indian Hinterland. It is an international conference of architectural practitioners, educationists, entrepreneurs, and stake holders and will be hosted by IES College of Architecture, Mumbai on January 16-17, 2015.


I will be speaking at Bund, New Delhi on December 12, 2014 at 5 pm. The public lecture is titled “The Story of Mud: Role of a Modern Architect in Rural India.”


I will be speaking at the Charles Correa Foundation, Goa on March 27, 2014 at 6 pm. The public lecture is titled “Rural Building Systems: The Story of Mud.” A video of the lecture can be viewed here.


There was a short write-up about my work in the Auroville Earth Institute Newsletter of Issue 13, November 2013. The read the whole piece click here.