Aastha D. is an independent scholar, designer and educator who works at the intersections of design, art, culture and feminist theory. She has a Master's degree from Columbia University and currently teaches at institutes in New York and Mumbai; contributes to journals of design and culture; teaches writing and critical thinking; conducts research and curates publications, all while struggling to write her first book.
by Aastha D. Aug 20, 2021
Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China will confront notions of expansive urbanscapes, to redefine and reimagine contemporary Chinese architecture.
by Aastha D. Aug 11, 2021
In its fourth almanac on Architecture, Environment and Digital Culture, bracket explores the complex relationship between spatial design, the public(s) and the action(s) it contains.
by Aastha D. Jul 12, 2021
STIR speaks with Elisabeth Falkensteiner and Baerbel Mueller, the curators for Ecologies and Politics of the Living at the Vienna Biennale that aims to inspire alternative imaginations.
by Aastha D. Jun 10, 2021
Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich's new book - Mute Icons-and Other Dichotomies on the Real in Architecture - brings alive the meanings of architectural form in new and unexpected ways.
by Aastha D. Jun 02, 2021
From installations to public buildings, the Berlin-based J. Mayer H. experiments with interventions that perform a new kind of design responsive engagement.
by Aastha D. May 27, 2021
The seminar at Columbia University GSAPP complicates the global political act of eating, with particular attention to the role of commodities like sugar in constituting the Global South.
by Aastha D. May 19, 2021
Can architecture act as a measure in which the simultaneity of the planetary and the quotidian are read together?
by Aastha D. May 13, 2021
Director, Museo de Arte Moderno, Victoria Noorthoorn, offers an insight into how her curatorial practices have evolved and continue to transform the boundaries of the museum space.
by Aastha D. Apr 23, 2021
Through a series of offline and online spaces, the 5th edition of six-month long Istanbul Design Biennial continues to iterate means of caring as the fundamental principle of design.
by Aastha D. Apr 15, 2021
Warsaw-based Mobius Architekci takes the role of a designer and arborist to create this haven, clad in okume wood from West Africa, in the Polish forest.
by Aastha D. Apr 09, 2021
Centring African American and African diaspora communities, this exhibition dismantles ways of understanding the past and its sustained repercussions in American cities today.
by Aastha D. Mar 22, 2021
Paul Preissner’s new book proposes that through making the normal weird, architecture has a chance to be an open question rather than a finite object.