Neera Adarkar

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Neera Adarkar is a practicing architect and an urbanist based in Mumbai. A graduate from from Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai University, a post-graduate in Industrial Design from IIT, Mumbai, Neera has been awarded Honorary Doctorate by the department of Urban planning, Urbanism and Architecture of the Katholieke University,  Belgium. She is also a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award, IIT Bombay, 2013.

Neera is running a joint practice under Adarkar Associates, engaged in architecture, planning, conservation and urban research. Adarkar Associates has designed several private and public projects in and out of Mumbai. Neera's work emerges from deep concern of social, urban and gender issues. Involved in many urban issues, she actively participated in the struggle for Textile Mill Lands of Mumbai.

She has been an active participant in the Women’s Movement over the last three decades. She has been a member of the Government appointed Committee of Experts for Dharavi Redevelopment and ex member of Board of Studies, Architecture, Goa University.

She has co authored with Meena Menon ‘One Hundred Years One Hundred Voices: Oral History of Millworkers of Girangaon’ (2004) and has edited an anthology: ‘The Chawls of Mumbai: Galleries of Life’(2011). Neera has contributed essays to many publications and has delivered lectures at universities and conferences in India and outside .

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