About

The Everyday City Lab is an urban design & research collaborative based in Bangalore, India. It focuses on understanding the everyday practices of people such as the social, cultural, religious, economic and political practices in order to develop a people-centric approach to urban design & planning.

OUR TEAM
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Kiran Keswani
Co-Founder

Kiran is an architect and urban designer based in Bangalore. She has completed her PhD in Urban design from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She has had an architectural & urban design practice for more than 20 years. She has been teaching courses at CEPT University in Ahmedabad, at Azim Premji University & RV college of architecture in Bangalore.

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Suresh Bhagavatula
Advisor

Suresh Bhagavatula is Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore (IIMB). He has a PhD in Entrepreneurship from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. His research interests are in two partly overlapping domains – Entrepreneurship and Social Networks. He has co-authored a chapter in the book ‘Informal Urban Street markets’ that looks at situational social capital and urban space.

Maria Monica S.
Research Associate

Maria earned her B.Arch degree from RV College of Architecture, Bangalore. As an architect, she gained extensive professional skills at the office of Envisage. Currently she is intrigued by the multiple facets of place-making and is eager to capitalize on its potential in helping revitalize a place and its people.

Manasa Vinodkumar
Volunteer

Manasa Vinodkumar is an architect who graduated from Acharya's NRV School of Architecture in 2018.  Currently, she is involved with the design & detailing of buildings at VBT Consortium, Bangalore. She would like to understand sustainable design and enjoys going on long bike rides in the city looking for cultural stories. 

Prithvi Hegde
Volunteer

Prithvi Hegde is an architect and theater enthusiast. She completed her Bachelors in Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. She has recently returned to Bangalore, her hometown, and is looking to re-discover the city through its streets and stories.

Arnav Prakash
Intern

Arnav Prakash is an Undergraduate student currently in his 4th year pursuing Urban Design from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He is keen to explore the human-centric design approach which can help in improvising the urban scenario. In his free time, he enjoys exploring new places and food, playing football and swimming.

Mandeera Baghar
Intern

Mandeera Baghar is a fourth year urban design student from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She likes to understand the relationship between the built environment and people. Her interest lies in producing abstract and communicative drawings in order to narrate tangible and intangible relationships of the urban environment. 

Eklavya Koralkar
Intern

Eklavya is a 4th year student pursuing Bachelors in Urban Design at CEPT University. He is interested in projects focusing on place-making with a holistic approach to integrate the users. He has worked with a theatre group at CEPT and also has a passion for photography.

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Shikha Patel
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