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2014, Chandigarh, India, With Metaxia Markaki
Chandigarh the ville de Beton Brt celebrated its 50 years of completion recently. This photo series captures the city in perpetual decay and the aesthetic of decay. The hybidisation that the inhabitants are bringing to this city and how a pirate modernity is taking over the city.
I am a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich, where I coordinate the Doctoral Programme at the Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies. Additionally, I lecture on urban studies, political ecology, and sociology and work as part of the transdisciplinary project on agri-urbanisms at the Chair of Sociology. 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 won the Society of Architectural Historians Film Award for 2022. 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 .
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