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Lakshmi S - Assistant Professor of Design

Lakshmi S

Assistant Professor of Design

Lakshmi is a design educator, researcher and spatial practitioner. She is an alumnus of the University of Sheffield and a recipient of their prestigious postgraduate merit scholarship. Venturing into newer frontiers, her teaching and research endeavours aspire to forge interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary pathways to address issues of global relevance such as growing inequalities, decolonial practice, climate change and sustainable development.

She has served as a mentor, special advisor and interview panellist for the Jitheshraj Scholarship for Promising Freshmen (JSPF). She is currently involved in research collaborations with the DesIA project situated in the University of Florence.

In the past six years, she has presented her research at over 10 international conferences of repute, such as the Include 2022 Conference by Royal College of Art, the Gender, Work & Organisation Conference (2021), the Association of Architectural Educators Conference (2023) etc. She has also published papers on various themes such as interdisciplinary design education, sustainable development, inclusion in public spaces and pandemic response.

She is a firm believer in the transformative power of education and the ideal of radical inclusion. She is also passionate about co-creating robust design research methods, making academic writing more accessible, and mental health awareness and takes interest in fields like inclusion in design, critical pedagogy, poetry and calligraphy.