‘Extrastatecraft’

Extrastatecraft, according to architect, urbanist, and author Keller Easterling, is a design thinking about not just the buildings but functions “like an operating system, the economics, the informatics, the ecosystem of making the way cities are built – a matrix space”. She says that this is the defacto way of building cities and using the land…

U. N. Me.

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) of my school (The New School) organized a trip the United Nations, here in New York. I remember, when I applied to Parsons School of Design in December 2016, I was exploring the school and its courses etc in more detail, when I stumbled upon this ad by…

Ideas in Form: 6D

Part 6 of Ideas in Form series in my design studio: Extending the element of Interaction. Ideas in Form was a project to select a domain and a lens within or through which one would like to conduct research. Given your lens, develop a concept derived from any idea you have identified with your domain. This concept…

Ideas in Form: 5D

Part 5 of Ideas in Form series in my design studio: Adding element of Interaction to the design. Ideas in Form was a project to select a domain and a lens within or through which one would like to conduct research. Given your lens, develop a concept derived from any idea you have identified with your domain.…

Ideas in Form: 4D

Part 4 of Ideas in Form series in my design studio: Adding element of Time to the design. Ideas in Form was a project to select a domain and a lens within or through which one would like to conduct research. Given your lens, develop a concept derived from any idea you have identified with your domain.…

Ideas in Form: 3D

Part 3 of Ideas in Form series in my design studio: Represent your design in a 3D model. Ideas in Form was a project to select a domain and a lens within or through which one would like to conduct research. Given your lens, develop a concept derived from any idea you have identified with your domain.…

Ideas in Form: 2D

Part 2 of Ideas in Form series in my design studio: Design on a sheet of paper. Ideas in Form was a project to select a domain and a lens within or through which one would like to conduct research. Given your lens, develop a concept derived from any idea you have identified with your domain.…

Ideas in Form: 1D

Part 1 of Ideas in Form series in my design studio: Creative the narrative Ideas in Form was a project to select a domain and a lens within or through which one would like to conduct research. Given your lens, develop a concept derived from any idea you have identified with your domain. This concept will…

7 Wonders of the World: Stop Motion (1 / 5n5)

This is the 1st submission for the “5-in-5” Major Studio. The moment arrived. I finally began my formal education at Design School. After a month-long-grueling Bootcamp, the fall semester started last week, and my professor asked us to introduce ourselves in a unique way. He gave us an opportunity to teach the class something that…

Throwback to Durga Pooja and how Incredible is India!

Last year this time, me along with my friends Shanky and Ankit, took a trip across north and east of India to experience Durga Pooja. During this festive season of October, Dusshera (or Dasara, as called in the south) is also celebrated. Our trip first began with a 2-day dash to Chennai, where Shanky and I met up with…