Dr. Anuradha Chaterjee

Academic Council Member

Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee

Academic Council Member

Profile

Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee is an Indian-born Australian feminist academic practitioner in architecture and design based in Australia and India. She has Dip. Arch from TVB School of Habitat Studies (1998), Master of Architecture (History and Theory of Architecture, 2000), and PhD in Built Environment (2008) from the University of New South Wales. Dr Chatterjee is Professor and Dean at Faculty of Design, Manipal University in Jaipur, and erstwhile Dean Academics at Avani Institute of Design.
Dr Chatterjee is the author of three books Surface and Deep Histories: Critiques, and Practices in Art, Architecture, and Design (Cambridge Scholars Publishing); Built, Unbuilt, and Imagined Sydney (Copal Publishing); John Ruskin and the Fabric of Architecture (Routledge); and is the Area Editor (Asia) for fourth publication. The Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture 1960-2015 edited by Karen Burns and Lori Brown (forthcoming).
Dr Chatterjee is Regional Editor (Asia Pacific), Textile: Cloth and Culture; Companion to The Guild of St George; Member of Editorial Board for Architecture, Cambridge Scholars Publishing; Senior Research Fellow (Honorary), Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History at the University of Queensland; and Member of Board of Review for CEPT University’s M Arch / MA in Architectural History and Theory Programme since 2019. She has taught at top institutions in Australia (University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, University of South Australia, and University of Tasmania), China (Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University), and India (Avani Institute of Design, Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Pearl Academy, and Sushant School of Art and Architecture).
Dr Chatterjee’s research interests are in architectural theories in history; feminist discourses, textile tectonic theories of architecture; potentialities of theories; generative processes in design; gender and academic leadership; and student learning cultures and critical studio pedagogies. She is a registered architect with the Council of Architecture, India; International Associate Member, American Institute of Architects; Affiliate Level 1 Member, Australian Institute of Architects; and Affiliate Member, Royal Institute of British Architects. For more information, see: https://anuradhachatterjee.wixsite.com/architecture

Encounters: Biju Kuriakose

Dualities of an Urban Practice

Dualities of an Urban Practice

Biju Kuriakose co-founded architectureRED along with Kishore Panikkar, an architecture and urban design firm based out of Chennai, India. Having studied architecture in Mumbai, Biju received his Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban design from Pratt Institute, New York.

How does a practice respond to an increasingly polarizing urban environment – especially when it chooses to place itself within that context – to explore what negotiations are possible (or direly needed) keeping in mind the complexities of the city’s actors – politics, place, people and profit? In a milieu where less and less is in the hands of the public and more is in the control of the private – whether a corporation or an individual – what place does ‘social equity’ and ‘civitas’ have?
In a world of cash-flows, urban inequality and failed governance, and urban incongruences where wealth dictates access, how does an urban-focused architectural practice situate itself to affect its desired role as a practitioner rooted firmly within the sphere of ‘the public’?