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Cascieri 23: Anupama Kundoo

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© Boston Architectural College; Video by: Matt Gelineau

March 12, 2015

Anupama Kundoo's internationally recognized and award-winning architecture practice started in 1990 and demonstrates a strong focus on material research and experimentation towards an architecture that has low environmental impact and is appropriate to the socio-economic context. Anupama has built extensively in India and has worked, researched, and taught in a range of cultural contexts across the world including TU Berlin, AA School of Architecture London, Parsons New School of Design New York, and University of Queensland Brisbane. She is currently a professor at UCJC Madrid where she is chair of ‘Affordable Habitat.' She is also the Strauch Visiting Critic at Cornell University.

Anupama's work extends to urban design and planning projects, with her background in rapid urbanization related development issues. She taught urban management at the TU Berlin and recently proposed strategies for a future city for Africa as part of the Milan Triennale 2014. She is the author of "Roger Anger: Research on Beauty/Recherche sur la Beauté, Architecture 1958–2008" published in Berlin by Jovis Verlag in 2009. Her latest publication is a book chapter "Rethinking Affordability in Economic and Environmental Terms" in the Routledge book Inclusive Urbanisation: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change, 2015.

Anupama was born in Pune, India in 1967. She graduated from Sir JJ College of Architecture, University of Mumbai in 1989 and received her PhD degree from the TU Berlin in 2008. In 2013, Kundoo received an honorable mention in the ArcVision International Prize for Women in Architecture for "her dedication when approaching the problem of affordability of construction and sustainability in all aspects."