I am a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich, where I works as part of the transdisciplinary project on agri-urbanisms, at the Chair of Sociology. I also coordinate the Landscape and Urban Studies Doctoral Programme at the Department.
Previously, I have taught lectures in critical and postcolonial urban theory, urban research methods, and on housing cooperatives and global housing challenges at the Master of Advanced Studies in Housing program at ETH Wohnforum and the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.
My doctoral research focused on the political economy of land, labour, and environment under extended urbanisation in India'.
In my research practice, I actively combine academic research with artistic practices of filmmaking, and socially-engaged art. My 2020 film Not Just Roads with Klearjos E. Papanicolaou premiered at several important film festivals across the world and was nominated for several jury prizes. An ongoing art collaboration with Sumedha Garg, Studio Otherworlds investigates the entanglements between land, body, ecology, and labour with women migrant workers on the peripheries of Delhi. A few artworks produced as part of this project are currently displayed at the Zentrum Architektur Zürich.
I am currently based in Zurich and extremely interested in exploring art, design, and science based collaborations. Please use the form below to get in touch .