Tag Archives: Architecture

RESEARCH: DIDI CONTRACTOR RESOURCES

91-year-old environmental designer and builder – Delia (Didi) Narayan Contractor – passed away peacefully at her home on July 5, 2021. I had the privilege of working closely with her as a junior architect for three years from 2011 to 2014 in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. She instilled in me an ethos of critical thinking and […]

LECTURE: VALUING WATER

On the occasion of World Water Day on 22 March 2021, I will be speaking about water and sustainable development at Beyond Square Feet: A triannual lecture series on Sustainable Development, organized by Asset Homes in Kochi, Kerala. Many thanks to Mr. Sunil Kumar, MD – Asset Homes, for the invitation. Please find details of […]

REVIEW: ROADSIDES

I was happy to serve as one of the reviewers for the Open Access e-journal: Roadsides‘ latest collection of essays, titled “Architecture and/as Infrastructure,” which was edited by Madlen Kobi and Nadine Plachta. It contains some excellent short essays about the fuzzy boundaries between architectures and infrastructures. To read the full issue, please visit https://roadsides.net/collection-no-004/

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: 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 […]

FIELDWORK: SIGNBOARDS OF MAHARASHTRA

Below is a collection of images of quirky signboards displayed along State highways in Maharashtra. I documented these during my 26-day bicycle journey from Mumbai to Kerala in February-March 2016.

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: 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.

TALK: BUND, NEW DELHI

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.”