My work draws from more than sixteen years of experience as a researcher, practitioner and academic across multiple disciplines carrying out studies based in various cities in India and South Asia. Qualified as an architect with an advanced training in areas related to human settlements, my work is in the areas & intersections of – settlement studies; southern urbanism; critical heritage studies; climate change and adaptation; urban livelihoods; and development studies. I have contributed to curriculum development of Post-graduate programs and developed place-based methods to learn from complex settings and community-based actions. I am co-creator and director of Living Labs Network & Forum, a place-based research organisation practicing with communities and institutions in the Dakkhani Region (Hyderabad-Karnataka region) in India.