O STUDIO COMMUNE será representado por Soumini Raja.
Soumini Raja is An alumnus of College of Engineering Trivandrum with a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from CEPT University Ahmedabad, her doctoral research at CEPT was a socio-spatial investigation of “Human vulnerabilities to disasters in coastal areas – A case of Chellanam”. She has worked with various institutions such as EPCDPM, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, CEPT Research and Development Consultancy, College of Architecture Trivandrum and Avani Institute of Design.
She attempts to see design beyond the linear narrative, and as an on-going process encompassing dialogue and negotiation between society, culture and built environment. She is founding partner at Studio Commune, a collaborative design studio in Trivandrum, that engages in meaningful conversation between practice, research and activism.