Soumya is a Doctoral Candidate in Architecture (History and Theory track) at the Illinois School of Architecture. His research focuses on informal urban practices in the context of the postcolonial global south. He has a Masters in Urban Design from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and a Bachelor of Architecture from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Kolkata.
Soumya is a former recipient of the Illinois Distinguished Fellowship. He has worked as a Teaching Assistant for graduate-level History and Theory courses in Architecture from Fall 2018 to Spring 2020.
He was recently invited to the Institute of Urban Designers India (IUDI) Infinitum Webathon’s panel on ‘Cities for Whom? Partnership and Coexistence’. You can see the video here. You can read his recent interview published on Rethinking the Future. You can listen to his contribution as a guest speaker at the podcast of Empathic Futures Lab.