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Bhavya Jain

Bhavya is a graduate student of design studies and ecology at Harvard University and is an architect trained at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She focuses on the implications of building practices on the environment and develops alternate systems with climate resilience and adaptability sharp in focus. With experience in multi-scalar research, curation, and publication, she strives to find methods for critical inquiry to seep into the every-day functioning of a practice. Bhavya likes to write and keeps experimenting with the power of the pen.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY


Freelance Research

University Research Project (Prof. Meghal Arya) - Stepwells of Rajasthan, May 2023, Ahmedabad.

Centre for Pastoralism - Fieldwork in Ladakh, July 2022, Ladakh.


Research Assistant to Prof. Gauri Bharat (Dept. of Architectural History and Research at CEPT University) June 2021 to Oct 2022, Ahmedabad.


Research Fellow at CEPT Archives, Nov 2021 to April 2022, Ahmedabad.


Teaching Assistant/Associate at CEPT University, July 2020 to Nov 2021, Ahmedabad.


Architectural Intern at Soumya and Jills Architects, June 2019 to Nov 2019, Kochi.



Publications:

  • Bhavya Jain, Kartikeya Shodhan. “One Is to One: Stories, Practice, and Collaboration of Kamal Mangaldas and Devendra Shah.” Edited by Pooja Suresh (Ahmedabad: CEPT Archives, 2022), Archival Catalog.

  • Bhavya Jain, Gauri Bharat. “Becoming Concrete: Materiality and Water Infrastructure in Colonial South Asia.” Submitted in November 2023. (ABE Journal: Material Constraints). Under Review.

  • Akshar Gajjar, Bhavya Jain. “Embroidered Water: An inquiry into the Cartographic Representation of water in Kashmiri shawls.” Submitted in February 2024. (DELUS. The Journal of the Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies, ETH Zurich). Under Review.


Workshops

  • Riverscapes and Riverine Ecosystems, Global Water Partnership, South Asia,  Sept 2022 to Nov 2022.

  • Building the Modern World - Keywords, UC Santa Barbara, August to Sept 2022.

  • MIT India Initiative: Environmental Resilience Track, Mumbai, Jan 2020.

  • Arches, Vaults, and Domes (Intensive), Auroville Earth Institute, Dec 201.8

  • Poetics of Bamboo, Auro University, Dec 2017.


Competitions

  • SEMIFINALISTS; TOP 8/75: UNDP and FAO SCALA-Hackathon 2023. Proposed an agricultural data management and educational tool for the Gov. of Nepal  in a multi-disciplinary team of four.

  • SEMIFINALIST; Berkeley Essay Prize 2019Cycles of Recovery: Finding Abundance in the Abandoned.”



EDUCATION:


Harvard University, USA - Master in Design Studies ‘25 (Ecologies)

CEPT University, India  - Bachelor of Architecture ‘21 (Distinguished Student Award)

Politecnico di Milano, Italy  - Exchange programme in Urban Design - Spring 2020

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