Anushka Shahdadpuri
Anushka has graduated from Pillai College of Architecture. She is the founder of Aamchi, a mentoring, design and research platform centered around embedding culture and critical thinking within the architectural discourse. After her graduation, she worked at the School of Environment and Architecture as a Research Assistant on developing an existing study on Housing question in second cities across South India. She was invited as a panelist to present her paper titled ‘Conferences and the Gender Question’ at the Gender and Academic Leadership in Architecture in India Symposium, 2020. Anushka is currently a Research Associate at the Social Design Collaborative, Delhi, where she is working on devising an urban game for inclusive urban development and participatory planning for Delhi’s Master plan 2041 as a part of the Main Bhi Dilli Campagin.
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21 Oct 2021
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Anushka Anushka Shahdadpuri

Chaos”, “organic”, “contested”, “messy” are terms evidently used to describe the nature of Indian cities, as 60-80 % are nearly “unplanned” and “self-constructed”. However, these expressions stand antithetical to modern urban spatial practices of planning and planned development which are embedded in regimes of formality and legality. Many of the...