ABOUT ME

Researcher | Facilitator | Nature - enthusiast | Visual Sense-maker

​HELLO!

I am Nishita, a researcher, facilitator of change and visual

sense-maker from Mumbai, India, Earth.

I strongly believe that there lies an innate strength in design to

facilitate social and ecological well-being. With the hope to put this

belief into practice, I am pursuing an MFA in Design for Social

Innovation at the School of Visual Arts, where I am examining ways

in which design can make healing more accessible to trauma

survivors for my thesis, alongside other projects.

My larger practice strives to center around care and is deeply rooted

in research. I find joy in unraveling the unobvious, the underlying

structures that shape culture, behaviors, and relationships, and those

that create nuanced interconnections within the larger ecosystems

that we inhabit. As a storyteller, I seek to only facilitate and not

actively partake in the voice of who's narratives I hold. I believe that

there is a need for these narratives to be shaped, owned, and perhaps

be reclaimed by those to whom they belong. 

When not working, my weekends are spent pursuing patches of soil

in this concrete city, trying out zero waste recipes, and exploring illustrations and the written word.

Currently:

Design Research Intern, Women's World Banking

Public Access Design Fellow, CUP

 

EMAIL ME: nishitac95@gmail.com

CURRICULUM VITAE

WHAT'S KEEPING ME OCCUPIED THESE DAYS

Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and

Social Change, by Victor Papanek

Just finished reading:

Cities and Canopies: Trees in Indian Cities,

by Harini Nagendra and Seema Mundoli

How to Fight,

by Thich Nhat Hanh

Nurturing the wilderness by my window,

and journalling the changing seasons.

 Documenting the day to day: 31 seconds of July 2020 | A second a day

   A  WORD  OF  GRATITUDE 

I am grateful for your time and if you wish to know more about a project, connect further

or collaborate with me, please reach out to me!

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