A believer in the process of learning-by-doing, Swati Seshadri is a practicing architect based in Mumbai. She received her B. Arch degree from NMIMS's Balwant Sheth School of Architecture. Her design dissertation titled, 'The City and the Explorer', focused on developing urban narratives and adding a layer of imagination in the lives of people travelling in a city. Using fiction as a tool to imagine/re-imagine architecture or a built environment, this dissertation was explored as a wearable device and a short film - that demonstrated the "new eyes" an individual was given through the intervention.
Post her graduation from the institute, she has worked with various practices across India, with a short experience in Spain. She has worked at the intersection of art, architecture and planning, including detailed design of products and interior spaces, conservation architecture, schools to promote education in rural India, public projects and landscape design.
As part of her recent work experience, she has worked with Flying Elephant Studio in Bangalore, where she was involved with large scale institutional and public projects - Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Science City Museum, Patna, Schools for Azim Premji Foundation, to name a few.
Through her work experience across various scales and disciplines, she hopes to contribute to the existing landscape with sensitive interventions and a contextual approach.