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Building Knowledge

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

Architect Anupama Kundoo presented her work while discussing the potential of architecture to engage with, and address the complex intersections of urbanisation, people, technologies, resources and environment within the context of growing affordability issues, not only in money terms. Her practice, the result of her quest for knowledge to build appropriately, also considers every project as an opportunity to build knowledge and build community in order to empower people in the process of achieving affordable built spaces.

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  • Anupama Kundoo

    Anupama Kundoo

    Anupama Kundoo’s architectural practice, started in 1990, demonstrates a strong focus on material research to achieve architecture of low environmental impact that is also socio-economically beneficial. Kundoo has had the experience of working, researching, and teaching architecture in a variety of cultural contexts across the world: TU Berlin, AA London, TU Darmstadt, Parsons New School of Design New York, UQ Brisbane, Cornell University, and is currently Professor at UCJC Madrid. Kundoo graduated from Sir JJ College of Architecture, Bombay and obtained her Ph.D. from TU Berlin. Her research-oriented practice was exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012 and 2015.

  • Shumi Bose

    Shumi Bose

    Shumi Bose is a teacher, curator and editor based in London. She is a senior lecturer in Contextual Studies for BA Architecture at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and teaches History and Theory Studies at the Architectural Association. With Finn Williams and Jack Self, she co-curated Home Economics at the British Pavilion, for the 15th International Architecture Biennale of Venice, 2016. In 2012, she was a curatorial collaborator with Sir David Chipperfield for Common Ground, the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture.

  • Ricky Burdett

    Ricky Burdett

    Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies and Director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age Programme. He sits on the Mayor of London’s Cultural Leadership Board, is a Council Member of the Royal College of Art and Trustee of the Norman Foster Foundation. He was Chief Advisor on Architecture and Urbanism for the London 2012 Olympics and architectural advisor to the Mayor of London from 2001 to 2006. He was Director of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2006 and curator of the Global Cities exhibition at Tate Modern in 2007. Burdett has been on architectural juries for high-profile projects including Tate Modern, London’s Aquatic Centre, Rothschild Bank Headquarters, Holland Green and Elizabeth House and has worked on major regeneration projects across Europe and the USA, including the 8-million sq ft redevelopment around Penn Station in New York City. He was appointed CBE in the Queen’s 2017 New Year’s Honours List.