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Shreyas Srivatsa

Area of Practice


Transdisciplinary Researcher and Practitioner, Creative practitioner,

Settlement Studies researcher, Generalist


Bachelor of Architecture, BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore

Advanced training in Human Settlements, KU Leuven, Belgium

PhD (pursuing), Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore

Work Experience

Worked across academics, policy and practice which include critical heritage studies, aspects of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Indian agriculture, livelihood security, skill development and employability, poverty alleviation and housing, and mobility and transit-oriented development

Interest Areas

settlement studies; southern urbanism; critical heritage studies;

climate change and adaptation; urban livelihoods; and development studies

Current Practice at Srishti

Co-design and co-production, Southern urbanism, Critical heritage studies, Socio-spatial politics, Speculative design, ‘situated’ or ‘locative’ practice, Rights-based approach, Archival practice

Creative Practice and Outreach

•  Co-created ’Deccan Living Labs’, a collaborative platform for many musings to engage within multiple contexts of Livelihoods, Wellbeing, Sensitive ecologies, Syncretic cultures, Knowledge systems and practices through creative explorations

•  Summer Camps conducted at Agasthya Foundation in Bidar

• Nukkad Natak in an open Public Space next to Ali Barid Tomb in Bidar Workshops with students at the Morarji Desai Residential School, Bagdal

Projects showcase:

Place Based Studio

Place Based Studio
Students on site


Place Based Studio
Mapping site as cultures of resilience


Place Based Studio
Mapping understanding of ‘place’