Tag Archives: Development

FIELDWORK: CONCRETE IN KOCHI

Below are some images from preliminary dissertation fieldwork conduction by the author in Kochi, Kerala during Summer 2019.

Workshop: Third Annual International Anthropology of Concrete Workshop 2019, Rice University

It was great interacting with critical scholars working on the relationship between concrete and society from different interdisciplinary perspectives on 2 March, 2019 at Rice University, Houston. A special thanks to Kali Rubaii for organizing the same and for the images. Details below. Ecopolitics of Cement and Concrete Third Annual International Anthropology of Concrete Workshop […]

RESEARCH: (DE)CONSTRUCTING CONCRETE: MEANING & MATERIALITY IN POSTCOLONIAL INDIA

Below is the abstract and a link to my MA thesis (2018) in Geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder titled, “(De)Constructing Concrete: Meaning & Materiality in Postcolonial India.” Many thanks to my thesis advisor: Prof. Mara Goldman and committee members: Prof. Tim Oakes, Prof. Yaffa Truelove, and Prof. Shawhin Roudbari for their constructive […]

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 […]

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: 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.”

TALK: SATHYA CONSULTANTS, BANGALORE

I will be speaking at a public lecture hosted by Sathya Consultants in Bangalore on September 10, 2013. The lecture is titled “Rural Building Practices: Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh.”

TALK: LAMAKAAN, HYDERABAD

I will be speaking at a public lecture hosted by Lamakaan, Hyderabad on September 6, 2013. The lecture is titled “Rural Building Systems” and will address recent transformations in regional building construction practices in the Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh.