Shivani Shedde

PhD Candidate, History and Theory of Architecture, Princeton SoA
MED, Yale University
B.Arch, University of Mumbai

Shivani Shedde is an architect and doctoral student in the History and Theory of Architecture at the Princeton University. Her work addresses patterns of architectural production that induce both, environmental and social change, primarily in South Asia. Her research interests include the spatial imperatives of colonial mapping, visualization, and governance techniques; the politics of extraction and its relationship with architectural materials; as well as the effects of mass decolonization in the 1960s—in particular, the various south-to-south solidarity movements—that helped shape new discourses surrounding architecture and the environment.

Prior to joining Princeton, Shivani was an instructor at the Yale School of Architecture where she facilitated lecture courses in Architecture and Urban Design, and has taught studio courses at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi School of Architecture in Mumbai. She holds a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Architecture (2016), and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Mumbai (2012).