Kaiwan Mehta

Field of Practice:



Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Mumbai, India


2007, 2008, 2009


Oct 2007 - Mar 2008

Jan 2009 - June 2009

Jan 2010 - Mar 2010

Born 1975 in Mumbai/India.

He studied architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, English literature (Master of Arts) at the Institute of Distance Education and Indian aesthetics (postgraduate diploma from the Department of Philosophy) at the University of Mumbai. He also completed a postgraduate diploma in cultural studies at the Center for the Study of Culture and Society in Bangalore/India.

Since 1999 Mehta teaches as senior lecturer and examiner at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and was a lecturer at several universities, including the South Asian Center in Bangalore of Long Island University, USA and at the Interior Design Deparment of the SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai. As an editor he writes for the Indian Council of Architecture’s magazine »Architecture – Time, Space and People« (2004-2006) and since 2006 for »Indian Architect and Builder«. Selected texts and projects: »Reading Plaster, Drawing Maps«, paper for the conference »On Sharing Architecture Cultures across the Maghreb and India« at the University of Evora/Portugal (2006); »Bombay/Mumbai – City: Text and Textures«, public lecture at the University of Coimbra/Portugal (2006); »Youth, Urban Communities and Revolutions – From Premiji to Rang de … «, public lecture at the PUKAR Monson Workshop, Mumbai (2006); »Maps and Motifs«, solo exhibition of the oral history project on the »Native Town« of colonial Bombay, Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai (2006).

He is currently working on a book on the sites and stories of colonial Bombay’s »Native Town«.