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Himanshu Burte

Himanshu Burte
Assistant Professor
hburte@tiss.edu , hburte@gmail.com

Himanshu has practiced architecture in Mumbai and Goa, and written extensively on the poetics and politics of the built environment since 1990. His book, Space for Engagement: The Indian Artplace and a Habitational Approach to Architecture (Seagull Books, Kolkata, 2008), proposes an alternative conceptual framework for architecture hinged on the act of dwelling. A former Fulbright Fellow at the University of California (Berkeley), and Project for Public Spaces (New York) over 2008-09, he teaches at the School of Habitat Studies, TISS. His research interests include modernity, public space, urban infrastructure, housing policy, theatre architecture and sustainable urbanism. He is co-writing a book on sustainable architecture in India with a grant from Graham Foundation, Chicago, and pursuing a PhD in urban planning from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Panel of Marg Publications.

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