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Talks

BBC Radio 4: How should museums reflect changing social attitudes?

BBC Radio 4 London
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Guest speaker on BBC Radio 4’s culture programme Front Row.

Research, Talks

Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art London
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Lecture about curating art and culture to further international relations.

Museum Projects

Flashmob at Museum of London

Museum Detox London
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Co-organiser of a pro-diversity flashmob featured in The Guardian newspaper.

Articles

Not Just a Red Hook

DisegnoDaily London
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A short essay on designer Michael Marriott’s new project with the National Trust.

Arts Management, Curating

Reimagine India: curating cultural collaborations

British Council New Delhi
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As Head of Arts for the British Council in India, worked with 22 UK arts organisations to realise new work in India.

Articles, Museum Projects, Research

Searching for Silver in the Darkness

Jewellery History Today
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Invited to write about an object in the V&A’s collection: a striking silver bracelet from pre-partition India.

Books

Beyond the Border Short Story Anthology

Dahlia Publishing
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Published short story titled Don’t Tell the Children in an anthology of contemporary writing.

Talks

India Design Forum

Make In India Week Mumbai
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Speaker at the India Design Forum event Empowering Through Design during Make in India Week.

Arts Management, Curating

UK India Year of Culture in 2017

British Council New Delhi
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Member of core British Council team that conceived and launched UK India 2017, a curated year of culture between the two countries.

Talks

Poison in Agatha Christie’s work

Crime Writers' Festival New Delhi
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Invited to take part in a panel discussion at Crime Writers’ Literature Festival in New Delhi.

Articles, Arts Management, Curating

BBC Arts Hour: How Tolerant is Indian Culture of New Ideas?

British Council New Delhi
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Blog post for British Council India microsite about BBC Arts Hour discussion broadcast live from our theatre in New Delhi

Articles

Cutting the Bulk

Disegno Magazine
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Essay about lighting designer Michael Anastassiades’ first sofa design project for SCP

Articles

India Past and Present

Disegno Magazine
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Commissioned to write an essay about contemporary Indian design and its relationship with craft and history for Disegno Magazine’s biannual print edition.

Books, Curating, Exhibitions

Word Art Exhibition Book

Word Art Collective
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Editor and co-author of exhibition catalogue to accompany the exhibition Word Art held at Arch402, Hoxton Arches.

Museum Projects

The Wolsey Angels Saved for the Nation

Victoria and Albert Museum
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Managed a campaign to save the £5 million Wolsey Angels for the nation as Development Manager at the V&A.

Articles

Designing Modern Women 1890–1990

Disegno Daily New York
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Review of an exhibition focussed on female designers at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Articles

Figuratively speaking: Capturing the Essence of Indian Jewellery

Unmaking Things
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Essay about silver jewellery from South Asia in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection, based on research for MA in the History of Design at the Royal College of Art.

Articles

The contemporary legacy of Charles Correa

Disegno Daily Mumbai
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Reflections on the relationship between the work of a visionary Indian architect and the reality of architecture in India now.

Arts Management

Trustee of Chisenhale Gallery

Chisenhale Gallery East London
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Trustee of a cutting-edge East London gallery and ACE National Portfolio Organisation for more than four years.

Research

A New India: Defining Urban Space in Navi Mumbai

Royal College of Art
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Research on urban space in the New India for MA Dissertation at Royal College of Art. Sponsored by the Montjoie Prize and awarded the Dissertation Prize.

Books

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design

Bloomsbury Academic Publishing
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Contributed a series of peer reviewed encyclopedia entries about seminal design thinkers.

Articles

The Wooden Gandhi

Maharam Stories
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Awards

Winner of Annual Dissertation Prize

Royal College of Art London
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Articles

Building in the Vernacular: Charles Correa and the idea of India

The Sunday Guardian
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Review of exhibition about the work of eminent architect Charles Correa at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Articles

Collective 2

Disegno Daily New York
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Review of New York’s premier design fair, Collective 2, during NYCxDesign.

Curating, Exhibitions

Word Art Exhibition

Word Art Collective
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As Founder and Director of the Word Art Collective, curated an exhibition of commissioned works of art, design and language supported by the European Commission.

Museum Projects

Contemporary Design Acquisitions

Victoria and Albert Museum
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Managed the Design Fund to enable the V&A to acquire contemporary objects and enhance its design collection.

Museum Projects

The Medal Cabinet Appeal

Victoria and Albert Museum
Medal cabinet in the Egyptian taste, about 1810, Paris, after a design attributed to Charles Percier (1764-1813), © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Managed a campaign to save a rare medal cabinet from export as a member of the V&A’s Development department.

Exhibitions

Memory Palace

Victoria and Albert Museum
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Spokesperson for V&A exhibition of contemporary graphic design and illustration accompanied by a novel by Hari Kunzru.

Talks

Modern Indian Design: Women Transforming Boundaries

Rich Mix, Shoreditch
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Chair of panel discussion with emerging female designers who are melding different aesthetics to produce striking results. Organised by SAWCC.

Exhibitions

Le Gun at the Back Room Gallery

Back Room Gallery The Exhibitionist Hotel
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Curated an installation by illustration collective Le Gun as the Back Room Gallery’s debut exhibition.

Articles

Design for All Institute of India

Industrial Designers Society of America
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Invited by the Industrial Designers Society of America to contribute to a paper about universal design.

Articles

“Objectifying” Mad Men

Unmaking Things
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Article about the fetishised objects advertised by the fictional agency at the centre of Mad Men.

Articles

Junk Food For Thought

Tehelka Magazine
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Review of exhibition by artist Asim Waqif at Nature Morte in New Delhi for a national Indian magazine.

Articles

Kumar straddles the line between history and memoir

The Sunday Guardian

Book review of Amitava Kumar’s novelistic biography of Patna, a breezy, thought-provoking account of one of India’s ‘B-towns’.

Articles

Design Conference Makes History

The Sunday Guardian

Article about the first ever Design History Society conference to take place outside of Europe.

Books, Talks

South Asian Literature Festival

South Asian Literature Festival London
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Reading and panel discussion about my short fiction at the South Asian Literature Festival.

Awards

Winner of Montjoie Prize

Royal College of Art
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Awards

Winner of Design History Society Student Bursary

Design History Society Annual Conference
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Research

Urban space in India now

V&A History of Design Bulletin
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My research on urban space in contemporary India featured in the V&A History of Design Bulletin.

Articles

A lesson in recycling

Disegno Daily
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Review of ideas behind Petit h, a new line of Hermès exhibited in London for the first time.

Museum Projects, Talks

The Wild West – Was Postmodernism a global phenomenon?

Victoria and Albert Museum
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Reflected on the question of Postmodernism beyond the ‘West’ in a talk at a Friday Late at the V&A.

Exhibitions

A New India: Defining Urban Space in Navi Mumbai

RCA Show Royal College of Art
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Exhibited research about urban design in India now as part of the RCA graduate exhibition.

Articles

‘Life, Oh Life’ Kofi Allen, Artist, a portrait by Priya Khanchandani

Wasafiri

Long read for a literary journal of international writing about a visual artist’s photographs of the city.

Articles

L’Abbraccio by Gaetano Pesce

Disegno Daily New York
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Exhibition review of L’Abbraccio by Gaetano Pesce at Fred Torres Collaborations during New York Design Week.

Quotes

‘I called it Ali Baba’s Cave where I kept all my treasures…”

Pascale Mussard, Hermès Cited From Disegno Daily Article about Hermes' Petit h range
Awards, Books

Asian Writer Short Story Prize

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Nominated for the story A Done Deal, which challenges taboos about female sexuality and is published in anthology Five Degrees.

Articles

Everyday objects in fine art: The Liverpool Biennial

Unmaking Things
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Article about found objects in art across the exhibitions comprising the Liverpool Biennial.

Articles

All The World’s A Stage

South Asian Literature Festival London
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Review of an event at the South Asian Literature Festival in London

Museum Projects, Talks

Lost in translation?

National Institute of Design India
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Delivered a talk during a workshop between the Royal College of Art and National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India about museum design.