“As a passionate architect, activist, designer and builder my goal in life is to provide healthy playspaces for children within neglected neighbourhoods. I am pleased that I have found a wonderful team living the Anukruti mission and building playgrounds with me in Mumbai. My goal is to build as much Urban Flowers as possible and keep the existing ones well maintained.
Child´s play develops self-esteem, self-affirmation and self-confidence. Children challenge their creativity. They learn how to take responsibility for themselves and others and gain empathy.”
“I am the father of Martina and I have been travelling to India a couple of times. As an experienced builder I bring in my technical know-how in the Urban Flower construction. I also look to the fact that the finances are transparent. Anukruti as a non-profit organization and committed to its donors to the highest level.”
“I am a renowned cultural scientist and architectural theorist based in Vienna. As a lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and visiting professor in Austria and abroad I am an important expert, consultant and media advisor for Anukruti I bring my extensive and varied expertise from the field of applied arts to Anukruti’s design endeavors.”
I am the founding partner of Walter & The Studio, an interdisciplinary design firm that specialises in interiors, experience design, environmental graphics, branding and product design.
For Godrej Properties I was part of the in house design studio creating customer experience for various properties around the country for several years.
My background and education is in interior architecture with an interdisciplinary approach in textile, ceramics, film and photography. I am passionate about travel & food and loves to create spaces that are seeped with stories and experiences.
I see me as an important advisor and partner for Anukruti´s playground and product design.
“I am a young engineer and I have been brought up in Dharavi. I am deeply concerned about social issues and have been volunteering for several social projects within my neighborhood. I coordinate the playground projects on site and look after Anukruti’s other interests.”
“I had been in advertising for twelve years and now I have my own blog http://thesolesisters.
“As a social worker within neglected communities in Mumbai I see the everyday difficulties especially for children. That´s why playgrounds are such important social buffer zones: children develop a sense of community when playing. They exercise the ability to resolve conflicts and bring in and rethink their own position. They practice observing rules and enduring disappointment and failure. They learn how to acquire knowledge. I coordinate the projects of Anukruti and work closely with the craftsmen. “
I am an architect, writer and educator and have worked in the industry for over a decade in various roles. I have worked with architects in Bangalore, Nashik and Mumbai and led various architectural and interior projects across the country. Issues related to environment, ecology, communities and children have always been close to my heart.
Over the years, I have written for various publications including leading newspapers in the country, architectural journals and other design magazines and authored a book titled NESTING IN NATURE – SANJAY PATIL.
Anukruti methodologically relies on participatory action with children in order to realize the ambition to see children as researchers themselves to build play spaces. I see myself as an important advisor and critic for Anukruti´s playground and product design and a contributor to its blogs and publications.