Instructor Bio

Smita Dalvi teaches architecture and aesthetics in Navi Mumbai and Mumbai. She is a Professor at MES Pillai College of Architecture and the editor of Tekton – a scholarly journal of architecture published biannually. She has a PhD in Visual Communication from IIT Bombay. She is a co-author of ‘Panvel: Great City, Fading Heritage’ (2020) (In English and Marathi). Her areas of research are architecture as cultural and social history where she explores inter-sections in art, architecture and society. She has published several essays on the cultural significance of community built religious architecture in the Konkan and the Malabar.
Her area of special interest is in Indo-Islamic Art and Architecture, and on this she has delivered several guest lectures in India and abroad. She has been a resource person for Diploma in India Aesthetics at the Mumbai University and JnanaPravaha Mumbai. She is a recipient of the fellowship of 'Fulbright Visiting Specialist: Direct Access to the Muslim world' – as a part of this fellowship in 2007, she taught modules on Indo-Islamic art in four universities in America’s mid-west and also made presentations to school children and community groups.

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