The Bartlett School of Architecture


Alumni Launch Knowledge for a Cause Campaign

1 July 2021

Two Bartlett alumni, Tanya Khanna and Anika Mittal, have launched a new initiative to fundraise and share ideas to help the post-pandemic world.

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Knowledge for a Cause is a new platform that brings together the knowledge and expertise of designers from the built environment to help provide support to those struggling through the Covid-19 crisis and spark new ideas for rebuilding post pandemic.

Inspired by the problems India is facing with its second wave of coronavirus, but with a global approach and impact in mind, the campaign brings together fifteen architecture and built environment professionals from fifteen cities, and asks them to each share one idea that could help the post-pandemic world. The speakers will share their ideas in fifteen-minute, fifteen-slide presentations hosted by ArchitectureChat on their platform and website and curated by Epistle Communications and Mold Design Studio. Their ideas aim to start conversations about how to design a better built environment. Seven of the speakers are Bartlett staff or alumni. 

The campaign will also raise money for Khalsa Aid Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. There is a fee of 1000 INR ($10) to watch the talks, with all proceeds being donated to the two organisations.

Tanya and Anika graduated from The Bartlett in 2006. Tanya studied Architectural Design MArch before founding Epistle Communications, the first communications consultancy for architects and designers in South Asia, and Anika graduated from Built Environment Urban Design MSc and is now the director of multi-disciplinary practice Mold Design Studio, based in Delhi.

The other Bartlett alumni speaking are:

  • Fabian Neuhaus (Built Environment Urban Design MSc 2006 & completed his PhD at the Research Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, 2013)
  • Eirini Androutsopoulou (Architectural Design MArch, 2006)
  • Simon Mcpherson (Built Environment Urban Design MSc, 2006)
  • Thiresh Govender (Built Environment Urban Design MSc, 2006)
  • Narinder Sagoo (Architecture Grad Dip, 1999)
  • Ana McMillan (Urban Design MSc, 2006)

Another speaker, Alexi Marmot, is Professor of Facility and Environment Management at UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, part of The Bartlett Faculty. 

The Knowledge for a Cause talks run until 15 July.

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