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Priti Mohandas

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My doctoral research explores government led "Transitional Housing" programmes intended for informal settlement dwellers in South Africa, with a focus on gender, energy access and domestic space. Alongside my PhD, I am a network partner for the AHRC Filming Energy Research Network (FERN) in Cape Town and Mumbai. Before starting my PhD, I worked in professional architectural practice and design research at Mole Architects, Stanton Williams and Allies and Morrison in London and Cambridge, obtaining my RIBA Part I & II in Architecture and Urban Design.

I have been awarded the Jill Rickers prize for “Achievement in Architecture” (2015), the Water Trust Scholarship (2017) to pursue a Masters in “The Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resource” at The School of Art, and came third in my year at Cambridge with a Distinction for my MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design. Alongside this, I have worked in the NGO sector and taught and conducted research in Athens, Gujarat, Mumbai and Cape Town, exploring issues related to forced migration, urban informality, gender and energy access.

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