Cumulus Plus Grantee
Smriti Saraswat, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Planning Department of Design, IIT Roorkee, India
Dr. Smriti Saraswat is trained as an architect and interior designer. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Planning, and a joint faculty member in the Department of Design, at IIT Roorkee. She was awarded with a Letter of Merit for academic excellence in Master of Interior Architecture and Design, from the CEPT University, Ahmedabad. Her Ph.D. (completed at IIT Roorkee) is an attempt to explore and investigate material culture, traditional architecture and building crafts of the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in India, with a focus on community-based knowledge systems.
She has received research grants from Indian Ministries of Education, Culture, Tourism, Housing and Urban Affairs; National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development; DAAD and BMBF Germany. She has a work experience of fifteen years, combining research, teaching and consultancy. She loves to travel; document; read; create photo essays; collaborate; and tell stories.