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Nandini Dutta

IIHS Researcher WP5

Multiplying Translocal Learning in Higher Education | Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS)

I am an External Consultant with KNOW’s regional partner the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS). I work on Work Package 5, researching questions of urban equality through a study of urban planning curricula and higher education programs.

I grew up in a small town called Auroville, in South India, and am an architect, planner and researcher by training.

After working as an architect in Bangalore, I pursued my interest in child-friendly and accessible design through independent social projects. This included designing and building a ‘sensory garden’ for children with disability in Battambang, Cambodia, through Caritas-CCAMH (Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Takhmao), using participatory visioning and co-building activities with the children, carers, community and staff. I also designed a Sensory Garden for the Paediatric Department at Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital, Tamil Nadu. The latter project recently received recognition as a model approach to be developed across all district hospitals in the State.

I worked with Max Lock Center in the field of urban consultancy and research prior to joining IIHS, Bangalore, as part of the KNOW project team

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