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STIR

Instituted in 2014, STIR was founded to promote, propagate and foster creativity and innovation in the fields of design, architecture and interactive art in India and across the world. Over the years, STIR has manifested through varying media to facilitate the exchange of ideas, enable collaborations, showcase trends and technology, and create a collective of enthusiasts from different streams of the creative realm.

In 2015, STIR launched its first initiative - mondo*arc india, a content-led and perspective-driven publication that soon become the country’s fastest-growing design journal. It garnered popular acclaim as ‘the well-read design magazine' and enjoyed an unmatched reputation among professionals, students and enthusiasts alike. STIR as an organisation has also curated and organised a series of very successful events, conferences, workshops and dialogues, exhibitions etc. to reinforce its ideology

STIR today manifests into a global platform for content creation and consumption specializing in Architecture, Design & Art. A platform that connects industry to professionals. A medium that enables collaboration between professionals and allied industry. The destination that engages community in dialogues, debates and discourses. Where community finds products for operational efficiency, merits critical acclaim and generate business opportunities.

Team Contributors

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Hardeep Gupta

Director

An entrepreneur, design enthusiast, theatre artist, actor and singer, for Hardeep anything creative is purely a way of life. Master of Business Economics by qualification and with an analytical research based skill-set, her experience of over two decades adds quantitative and qualitative perspective to the business.

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As a trained architect with over a decade of experience in architectural design, research, writing and teaching, Mrinalini has led the STIR-published mondo*arc india journal as the Editor from its inception and is now heading the content team for the digital platform.

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Samta Nadeem

Brand Director

A product designer by training and lighting designer by profession, Samta has been leading creatives and communication for vis a vis India and lightandyou.com for over a decade. She heads brand management, communication and curatorial programming for STIR.

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Pramiti Madhavji

Consultant, Content Adviser

Having worked in the publishing industry for almost two decades, Pramiti has been the Founding Editor of ELLE DECOR India and helmed it for 18 years. She at STIR advises on content, design and brand strategy.

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Rahul Kumar

Consulting Editor, Arts

Having switched from corporate consulting after almost twenty years, Rahul now practices as a ceramic artist. Besides exhibiting in shows, he also teaches and curates programs. His passion for the arts has led him to write regularly for various leading journals, and with STIR, his roles extends to that of putting together the arts section.

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Ronitaa Italia

Consulting Editor, Design and Decor

A prolific writer and journalist with 20 years of experience, Ronitaa has helmed premier magazines - ELLE DECOR India, GoodHomes, Home & Design TRENDS. She is known for her engaging content, piquant ideas, and reportage of design trends.

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Susanna Björklund

Adviser, Contributing Writer

As a trend analyst, Susanna’s passion is to uncover possible futures, connect the dots and put her findings into a larger context. She is also a futures thinker, strategist and designer, who writes, teaches, curates exhibitions and creates phenomena reports.

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Vicky Richardson

Adviser, Contributing Writer

A writer and curator, Vicky specializes in architecture and design. She is the former Editor of the leading design magazine Blueprint, former Director of Architecture, Design and Fashion at the British Council, and Commissioner of the British Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale (2010-2016).

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Meghna Mehta

Features Writer

An architect and design journalist, Meghna has been writing for mondo*arc india and STIR for two years and continues her teaching practice at various design institutes.

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Zohra Khan

Features Writer

An architect by training, Zohra has worked in design communication for more than two years, generating content for mondo*arc india and STIR, and their social media activities.

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Dilip Shah

Finance Head

Company secretary by profession, Dilip has been with the promoters and the group of companies behind STIR for over 17 years. From raising funds to crunching numbers, from budgeting to auditing, from cashflow to book keeping, he heads all finance, accounts and legal matters.

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Karan Gill

Business Development

Having worked in marketing and sales for various publications, Karan has been working on developing business opportunities for STIR and advertising sales for mondo*arc india.

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Aavantikaa Wassan

Communication Designer

Having graduated as a graphic designer, Aavantikaa has worked on visual communication for a number of brands and initiatives, taking the lead for STIR, vis a vis and www.lightandyou.com’s recent events and presentations.

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Kewal Singh

Senior Designer

With nearly two decades of experience in magazine publication, Kewal has been responsible for the production of mondo*arc india and worked on the Art team for STIR since their inception.

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Varun Jairath

Manager – Web & SEO

A performance-driven Project Management professional with 10 years of progressive expertise, Varun manages web development, programming and SEO for the digital platform.

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Vipan Kumar

UI/UX Developer

Trained as a web designer, Vipan brings his graphic skills and technical know-how to develop, maintain and update the STIR website and its various channels.

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Mandeep Singh

Web Developer

As a Web Application Developer, Mandeep enjoys experimenting with new technology and innovative techniques to improve the everyday applications in website management.

STIR Contributors

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Apurva Bose Dutta

Author, Architectural Journalist
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Archana Pillai

Media Consultant
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Avantika Shankar

Lifestyle Writer
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Dan Hogman

Principal, Studio Hogman
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David Chipperfield

Founder, David Chipperfield Architects
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Devanshi Shah

Architect
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Devyani Jayakar

Design Journalist
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Durganand Balsavar

Principal Architect, artes
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Gautam Bhatia

Architect, Artist, Author
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Georgina Maddox

Independent Critic, Curator
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Giles Tillotson

Writer, Curator, Museum Consultant
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Jincy Iype

Architect
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Julius Wiedemann

Executive Editor - Design and Pop Culture, TASCHEN
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Palak Maheshwari

Academic
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Pragnya Rao

Interior Designer, Journalist
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Roger Connah

Architect
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Sandeep Khosla

Founder & Principal, Khosla Associates
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Shirish Beri

Founder - Shirish Beri & Associates
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Sonal Shah

Writer, Floral artist - Bageecha
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Sourabh Gupta

Principal Architect, archohm
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Sukanya Garg

Artist, Writer
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Vladimir Belogolovsky

Architect, Curator, Critic - Curatorial Project

If you are keen to join our team, please send us a brief note about yourself and your experiences in the field design, research or journalism. Email us: careers@stirworld.com