SELECTED PUBLIC PROGRAMS 
under Artistic & Curatorial practices


2023      
Public Memory by The Upside Space, International Online Exhibition (link)
Govandi Arts Festival, Mumbai, India 

2022     
India-UK together Season of Culture Launch, British Council Library, Delhi | June 
Language and the city, Urban Campus by World Urban Forum, UN  Habitat | Online

2021      
Reclaim Awards exhibitions, Cologne, Germany | 21st- 30th August

2020     
1 by one, supported by Tarq Gallery, Mumbai
The Dark Fantasy, at Arts and Culture Hubba | Bangalore International Centre, India

2019      
The Wait Time project | Cubbon  Park Metro Station | Bangalore, India
Under pressure, Set Design for a theater performance by Visual Respiration | Bangalore

2018      
Laze Maze supported by Asian paints | Design Fabric Festival, Mumbai, India

2017      
Stand on the Street at Serendipity Arts Festival | Visual Respiration, Goa, India
Urban Poetics,  Connecting Columns student show |  A collateral of Kochi - Muziris Biennale March 2017 
Library of mats with Festival of Stories, October | Bangalore, India


AWARDS & GRANTS

> Arts4Resilience, Knowledge into Use Award | Global Resilience Partnership, Sweden | 2023
> India-UK Together: Season of Culture grant by British Council  | Mumbai & Bristol | 2022-2023
> Reclaim Award for Art and Use of Public Space | Cologne, Germany, 2021
> Grant support for a group show on feminist approach to urban spaces by Tarq Gallery | Mumbai 2020
> The Global Challenges Research Grant, 2020 | UK (with Community Design Agency, E[co]work). 2020
> STEAM school scholarship, by Maker’s Asylum  | Mumbai 2017

ADVISORY EXPERIENCE

Placemaking India Network, 2022 onwards, India
Early Career Advisor 2022, City space architecture, Italy
Bangalore Ambassador, Make Sense Organisation, Ambassador for Bangalore City, 
from January 2018 - April 2018


SELECTED TALKS & WRITINGS

> Speaker in a panel at Digital Disruptions 2023 at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
> Article: In which Language Does The Rain Fall? | Global Resilience Partnership, 2023
> Speaker as part of the panel on Arts and Education at Kala ka Karwaan by Slam Out Loud | Nehru Science Centre Mumbai, January 2024
>Speaker at Rizvi college of Architecture for its 31st ARCHFEST, Tradition, Transition & Transformation | August 2022
> Speaker at Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) ‘s session on inclusive city, part of an initiative of the World Urban Campaign driven by UN-Habitat | July 2022
> Speaker at The Global Solutions Summit, for the panel Global Problem Local solutions for E[co]work Project | May 2021 | Link to view
> Interviewed by Radioeins, a public radio in Germany on the project E[co]work, May 2021 | Germany
> Article: Can waste bring communities in high density neighbourhood together? | Architecture Live, 2020
> Article: Love Letters for Shaheen Bagh From Around the World | LiveWire, The Wire, 2020


CREATIVE CONSULTANCY

Govandi Arts Festival, Curator and Creative lead | May 2022 – On-going, Mumbai.
> Organizing  Govandi Arts Festival, a community led public arts festival in the neighborhood of Govandi, Mumbai.  
> Setting up a neighborhood led pedagogy through mentorship programs and artist residency with the community,    developmental organizations and established artists . 
> Leading a team of staff members, community residents, partners and consultants to deliver the festival in February 2023.

Community Design Agency, Lead, Arts & Design, March 2019 - On-going | Mumbai, India
> Co-Leading the Neighbourhood Regeneration program within Natwar Parekh Colony, a neglected neighborhood in Govandi, Mumbai, by bringing tangible spatial improvements through art and design led interventions.
> Designed and implemented the first ever community library in Govandi, Kitaab Mahal.
> Conducted multiple design research, mapping, street design and neighbourhood visualisation workshops with the youth and residents of Govandi.
> Leading the participatory research and design with e-waste dismantlers living in marginalized neighborhoods of Delhi, on improving their workspaces.
> Leading design consultancy projects within the organization for Goonj, Hasiru Dala, World Vision.
> Expanded outreach for organization by bringing international, national and local collaborations, grants and partnerships.

Art in Transit at Srishti Manipal University,  Research Associate | September 2017 - 2019 | Bangalore.
> Organizing, designing and programming for Festival of Stories, a bi-monthly public art festival in 
the metro stations of Bangalore. 
> Assisted the faculty on public art courses for students at the university
> Coordinated the first Indie Comic Festival in Bangalore. 
> Designed and implemented art installations for other festivals as part of building partnerships.  

Multiple city based publications, Creative director | 2018 - present | Mumbai, Bangalore, Kochi
> Sub:version: Publication design for the first annual journal by R.V College of architecture on critical imaginaries of space and place.(2022).
> Memory Maps: Publication design for Memory Maps project, a collection of maps, memories and experiences of the city generated by multiple contributors.  (2019-2021).
> Urbz: Design consultant for the project ‘Ente Kochi. (2019).
> Urbz: Publication design for Circulatory Urbanism.  (2018).

Artist Sebastian Errazuriz Studio,2016 | New York, USA
Developing and designing in-house product design solutions, 3D prototyping and printing, storytelling through film and edit.

EDUCATION

2022-24 
Edinburgh Napier University
10 weeks Credit Course (received Full Scholarship) in South Asia Festival & Culture Academy | 2024 (Intermediate)
10 weeks Credit Course (received Full Scholarship) in South Asia Festival and Culture Academy  | 2022 (Beginners)

2012 - 2016 
Srishti Manipal University of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore
Bachelor of Design with specialisation in Industrial Art and Design Practices (IADP) and minor is Visual Communication

2021
Open Water Diving (PADI) 
Trained and certified by Umeed Mistry

Internship
Architect - Designer, Rooshad Shroff, May - June 2015 | Mumbai, India. 2015


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

> Workshop on making community libraries by Bookworm, Goa
> Relearning Nature with Veljko Armano Linta
> London Design Festival | September 2022
> The 10th session of World Urban Forum by UN-Habitat, Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation, February 2020 | Abu Dhabi
> Social and Behaviour Change (SBC) Masterclass (Virtual), John Hopkins University, September 2020 | Online
> Social Innovation Summit by Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy, Ashoka University, October 2019 | Mumbai


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