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Curated design and architecture travel

Making global experiences meaningful

TYPOLOGY: Research and curation to enhance the experience of visual material culture

ROLE:  Project associate- research, branding and collateral design, website design and update, vendor coordination, outreach

OUTPUT: 10 tours- 11 countries- 200 people- 10 books

TIMELINE: December 2017- October 2019


While our world is getting smaller and smaller and it seems there are no more places to discover, the human urge to explore unique experiences and to develop themselves as individuals continuously grow. Imagine the increased quality of life when everyone would have the same chances of discovering architecture and developing themselves through travel.

Image:India Pavillion t Domaine de Boisbuchet, France.


dtour to Japan

As we journey to the land of the rising sun, the far East, we understand quite metaphorically why it is called so. Japan is everything and more than what one can imagine– the culture – visually and otherwise beautifully exhibited through various indigenous concepts – from Wabi-Sabi - beauty in Imperfection – Miyabi (elegance)– eliminating anything that’s vulgar - Shibhi (subtle) – when things are most beautiful when they aren’t loud - to Ensou (the void) – infinity and nothingness – every object, space, environment and aesthetic is so inherently Japanese that one only marvels at not just their clarity of thought but the translation of it into physical forms.

Church of light by Tadao Ando


Celebrating contemporary Japanese architecture


Full scale model of church of light


Church of light by Tadao ando


Museum of wood culture- a tribute to pine trees


Cultural role of forests within a museum


wood toy workshop in Japan


Expresson in colors- Pigment, Tokyo


A museum on architectural models- archidepot, Tokyo


architecture- art- culture


conversations with nature


wabi sabi- beauty in imperfection

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ometosando street, Tokyo


Walter De Maria at Chichu art museum, Naoshima

  • Design is an omnipresent entity that affects everyone each and every second.

  • Extracting the most out of what you get depends on your own commitment, understanding, and dedication.

  • If one has the will, commitment, passion, desperation, and dedication to doing anything, nothing can stop him/her from getting there sooner or later.

  • Talk and discuss with anyone and everyone about anything and everything whenever you have the opportunity.

  • One has to remain rooted in the culture and learn from observation.

  • The design has to be given time - has to be thought through deeply, every possibility & experience of every user is to be thought about.

  • The transition of space should be such that it becomes an art for the users.


La Biennale di Venezia


History hosting the contemporary


exhibition on the perception of freespace


Design inspiration through interaction


Pavilion at Venice biennale 2018


Guided tour at San Siro stadium

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Japanese aesthetic by Tadao Ando

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Art and architecture

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reflective and rustic references

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Power of the collective




Of curation, research, writing, and imparting design education- best explained when experienced.


A gift, a memory, and a token of having felt a curated taste of design travel.


Experiencing culture and contemporary design across 7 countries has inspired me to:

travel to places…
hard to know,
harder to find...
hardest to reach!

Skipping lunch to see that one extra museum before it closes, or walking miles to experience a city has not only pushed my own boundaries but has left me wanting more. No accomplishment can be greater than the butterflies felt before boarding a life-changing journey- the one where conversations leave a profound impact and creativity is fuelled.

Engagement with the design community has made me embrace the "power of the collective" while being on a  perpetual design expedition myself.

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