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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 at LSE and Director of the Urban Age and LSE Cities, a global centre of research and teaching at LSE which received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2016-18. He is a member of the Mayor of London’s Cultural Leadership Board and was Director of the Venice International Architecture Biennale and Curator of the Global Cities Exhibition Tate Modern in London. He has previously been a member of the UK Government Airport Commission (2012-2015) and a member of UK Government’s Urban Task Force. In 2014, Burdett was a Visiting Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University and Global Distinguished Professor at New York University (2010-2014). Alongside his academic activities, Burdett acts as a consultant to national and city governments, private companies and philanthropic agencies. He was Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism for the 2012 London Olympics and Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism, Mayor of London (2001-2006). He is co-editor of ‘Shaping Cities in an Urban Age’ (2018), ‘The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century’ (2017), ‘Living in the Endless City’ (2011) and ‘The Endless City’ (2007). Burdett was appointed CBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list for services to urban design and planning. Other trusteeships: Norman Foster Foundation.