A collective study lab

Rupali GUPTE

Professor, School of Environment and Architecture, Mumbai

Rupali Gupte is an architect and urbanist based in Mumbai. She is a co-founder of and Professor at the School of Environment and Architecture (SEA) and a partner at Bard Studio. She has recently been a senior Research Fellow at the University of Brighton, U.K. Her work involves research on contemporary South Asian architecture and urbanism with a focus on housing and urban form, tactical spatial practices, and the role of gender in shaping habitation. Her work often crosses disciplinary boundaries and takes different forms – writings, drawings, mixed-media works, installations, curation, conversations, walks and spatial interventions. Her works have been shown at the 56th Venice Art Biennale, X Sao Paolo Biennale of Art and Architecture, Seoul Biennale of Art and Architecture, and galleries and museums such as MACBA, Barcelona, MAAT Museum, Lisbon, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi, Mumbai Art Room, and Project 88, Mumbai etc.

Selected publications

Gupte, Rupali. 2022. “Women’s Practices of Homemaking, Beyond Policies and Programmes.” In Gender and the City, Re-visioning Design and Planning. Ed Madhavi Desai. Delhi: South Asia Press

Gupte, Rupali, and Prasad Shetty. 2017. “The Spatial Dimensions of Property.” In India Diversity. Ed. Hilda David, Francis Jarman. New Delhi: Om Books International.

Gupte, Rupali, and Prasad Shetty. 2015. “It takes so much for the city to happen.” Eflux Journal, no. Issue # 65 (May)