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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.

Manasa Vinodkumar
Research Associate

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

Rhea Pai
Research Associate

Rhea Pai is an architect who graduated from R.V. College of Architecture in 2018. She gained extensive professional knowledge at Stapati Bangalore. Currently, she would like to explore the different facets of urban design, spacemaking and design ecologies and understand cities through its connections with the built environment and people.

PAST CONTRIBUTORS
Maria Monica S.
Research Associate
Bhagyashri Kulkarni
Research Associate
Shikha Patel
Volunteer
Sushmita Sekhar
Volunteer
Prithvi Hegde
Volunteer
Anu Kariappal
Volunteer
Arnav Prakash
Intern
Mandeera Baghar
Intern
Eklavya Koralkar
Intern