Neeraj Bhatia to speak at UTSA CACP 2017-18 Speaker Series -min
Neeraj Bhatia, architect and urban designer, Assistant Professor at the California College of the Arts and co-director of urbanism research lab, the Urban Works Agency, will speak at the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s (CACP) 2017-2018 Speaker Series. In his talk, “Commoning,” Bhatia will discuss design agency and working in the public realm, commoning at the domestic and urban scales, and ongoing research into co-living experiments in the Bay Area.
Bhatia will focus on a series of projects that attempt to reconcile and empower the role of architecture within the transforming, evolving, fluctuating, and indeterminate conditions of the city, its public sphere, and its ecological context. In particular, through a series of design-research projects, it will position the act of commoning spaces and resources as a critical device to creating more inclusive environments.
Neeraj is also founder of The Open Workshop, a transcalar design-research office examining the negotiation between architecture and its territorial environment. In 2016, The Open Workshop was awarded the Architectural League Young Architects Prize. Bhatia received his master’s degree in architecture and urban design from MIT, where he was studying on a Fulbright Fellowship. Prior to that, he attended the University of Waterloo, where he earned his Bachelor of Environmental Studies and his Bachelor of Architecture.