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Kaiwan Mehta


Education (field, institution, city and dates)
Bachelor of Architecture: Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture (KRVIA), University of Bombay (Mumbai): (MAY 1998): (Honours in First Class)
Master of Arts (English Literature): Institute of Distance Education (correspondence), University of Bombay (Mumbai): (MAY 2003): (Higher Second Class)
Post-Graduate Diploma: Indian Aesthetics, Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai (Mumbai): (MAY 2004)
Post-Graduate Diploma: Cultural Studies: Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, (Bangalore): (APRIL 2007)
Currently enrolled for PhD (Doctorate) at Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, (Bangalore) through Manipal University 

Current and past occupations
Visiting Assistant Professor at NMIMS BS School of Architecture and Rachna Sansad‟s Academy of Architecture in Mumbai (since 2009)
Senior Lecturer & Examiner: Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, University of Mumbai: (Lecturer since June 1999) (-2009)
Course Director: Art, Criticism and Theory and Research Associate at Jnanapravaha (Mumbai)
Visiting Lecturer: Post-Graduate Diploma in Indian Aesthetics, Department of Philosophy, University of Bombay (supported by C S Vastusanghralaya Museum – formerly The Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai) (since 2005)
Now with Jnanapravaha (Mumbai) (since 2007)
City Organiser – Pecha Kucha Nights – Mumbai – An international design event spread across more than 200 cities, under the auspices of Klein Dytham Architects, Tokyo (since December 2008)
Assistant Editor: Indian Architect and Builder magazine (March 2006 – March 2009)
Consulting Editor – Architecture – Time, Space and People; the official magazine of the Council of Architecture (India) (April 2004 to February 2006)
Visiting Lecturer: Course: Theory, Culture and Representation: South Asian Centre, Bangalore, of the Long Island University, USA. (2006 – 2007)
Programme Coordinator & Working Committee: Mohile Parikh Centre – Architecture Forum at the National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai (2002 – 2004)
Visiting Lecturer and Examiner: Interior Design Department: SNDT Women‟s University, Mumbai (2002 – 2004)
Advisory Committee: Centre for Education and Documentation: A research and education oriented archiving NGO and public library. (since 2005)
Also formerly associated with Mumbai Study Group, Mumbai; Jackfruit Research and Design, Bangalore 

Projects and Publications (only selected few are listed here)
Delivered a public talk at the K. R. Cama Oriental Institute, Mumbai titled „Not My City‟ on 12 May 2010
Curated Archivausstellung – a year-long exhibition, designed in 13 episodes with the 20 years archive of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany (2010-11) in collaboration with the State Archives at Ludwigsburg
Participant and Research Assistant: ADACH (Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage) Platform for the Visual Arts at the Venice Biennale (2009) with Artistic Director Catherine David (Paris).
Participated in a group show dealing with the concept of “Dearing with Fear” exhibiting an archive of extracted texts on cities and strangers, literary and otherwise, titled Species of Traces – Archaeology of Journeys for Exact Portraits of Identifiable Originals. (April, 2009)
Presented a paper Objects and Histories in a Dialectic Fairyland at the conference “Fetish and Consumption” curated by Catherine Perret (Philosopher, Paris) at Akademie Schloss Solitude (June 1008). Accompanied by an exhibition of the same title.
Delivered a public talk titled Matters of Plaster and Dust for the Bombay Museum Society at the C S M Vastusanghralaya (formerly the Prince of Wales Mueum) in Mumbai, 19 February, 2007
Presented a paper Reading Plaster, Drawing Maps at an international conference on Sharing Architecture Cultures across the Maghreb and India organized by University of Evora, Portugal, 6-8 October, 2006 (To be published)
Public Lecture: Bombay/Mumbai – City: Text and Textures at the Architecture Department, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 4 October, 2006
Associated (interventionist and specific) with the academic project Bombay before the British (University of Coimbra and Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal) through research on communities in the „Native Town‟ of Mumbai
Public Lecture: Youth, Urban Communities and Revolutions- From Premiji to Rang de… at the PUKAR Monsoon Workshop (May 2006), Mumbai
Presented a paper titled Maps and Motifs, at Department of Art History and Aesthetics, MSU, Baroda, for the conference New Art History: Interrogating Indian Art Historical Practices (February 2006) (Due for publication in December 2007: special issue Journal of Contemporary Thought, Forum on Contemporary Theory (of Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, International Lincolin Center, Louisiana State University and The William O. Douglas Honors College, USA), editors Shivaji K Panikkar and Parul Dave Mukherji)
Maps and Motifs: A solo photo-text exhibition of the oral history project on the „Native Town‟ of Colonial Bombay at the Claude Batley Gallery, Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai (February 2006)
Invited to participate in the Visiting Teachers’ Programme at the Architectural Association‟s School of Architecture, June, 2003 

Research fellowships
Research Fellow: Akademie Schloss Solitude (in the discipline of Architecture), Stuttgart, Germany (2007 – 2010)
Visiting Fellow at Joseph Attila Kor (Writers‟ Institute) in Budapest (May – July, 2008)
SARAI Research Fellowship (2005) for project titled: Reading Histories: Migration and Culture -Politics of Mapping and Representation: Urban Communities
Library Research Fellow at Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), Bangalore. Oct.-Nov. 2003 for project titled: Politics of Documenting and Archiving Urban Communities 


Alice in Bhuleshwar (Yoda Press, New Delhi) (September 2009)
The book walks the reader through the sites and stories of colonial Bombay‟s „Native Town‟, engaging with its present and past through text, illustrations, maps and photographs.
The book has received wide spread media attention and reviewed or discussed in publications like The Times of India, Time Out Mumbai, Mid-Day, DNA, Caravan and Parsiana. Readings and discussions around the book have taken place at Goethe Institute – Max Mueller Bhavan,
Mumbai, PEN @Prithvi, Mumbai, FLAMES, Pune, Art, Resources and Teaching, Bangalore, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, and Yodakin, New Delhi.
A Story of the Standard Chartered Bank in India (Spenta Multimedia, Mumbai) (Yet to be published)
Objects and Histories in a Dialectic Fairyland – Conference paper published in the book “Fetish and Consumption” – an exhibition and conference curated by the French philosopher Catherine Perret at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany. (2009)
Ornament and Crime – Security Myths and Mumbai – Forthcoming (2010) in Mumbai Reader 05 of the Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai
Home and the Neighbourhood – essay in edited volume on „Chawls in Mumbai‟ (Edited by Neera Adarkar) (Forthcoming – 2010)

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