Maria Monica Selvaraj

Director of Program Operations at Conscious Bengaluru
Architect, Urban Researcher

Monica started her journey as a young design enthusiast at RV College of Architecture, Bengaluru. She has since gained experience as a practicing architect while handling projects of varying scales that are, context-sensitive, user-centric and functionally dynamic. She then dove into urban research as an associate researcher at The Everyday City Lab. She was involved in investigative research projects ranging from urban informality and mapping the intangibles, social capital in societal well-being, to studying urban practices–especially the synergy of the religious and the economic practices in her home city of Bengaluru.

Through her body of work, she hopes to examine socio-spatial and socio-cultural ecosystems at the neighborhood and community levels in India. As a researcher, her focus intersects across domains of the urban living, spatial ethnography, folklore, ecology, social well-being and design. At the CCD, she hopes to be exposed to and engage in cross-disciplinary thinking, and science-informed design. She is also the Director of Operations at Conscious Bengaluru.

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