Anuradha ChatterjeeAcademic practitioner, leader and mentor
Dr Anuradha Chatterjee is an academic practitioner in architecture and design based in India and Australia. She has twenty years of experience in research, teaching and administration gained through various academic positions in Australia (University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, University of Tasmania, University of South Australia), China (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University), and India (Manipal University Jaipur, Srishti Manipal Institute of Art Design and Technology, Pearl Academy and Sushant School of Architecture), where she developed critical and research-based pedagogies in studio and history and theory subjects. Dr Chatterjee has held prominent academic leadership roles as Dean, Faculty of Design, Manipal University Jaipur; Dean Academics, Avani Institute of Design; and Head, Research and Innovation, Pearl Academy where she was responsible for institution building, establishing collaborative cultures of academic excellence, enhancing internationalisation initiatives and research outputs. She continues to contribute to academic excellence as Board of Review Member of Architectural History Theory at CEPT University (2019-2022); and Member of Academic Council KRVIA (2021-Current).
Dr Chatterjee also works in professional practice, currently as Senior Researcher at PTW Architects in Australia (with Diane Jones on practice-based research in Integrated Living projects; Built Heritage projects like Conservation Management Plans; and Research in Practice model at PTW). She has previously worked as Senior Architectural Researcher and Heritage Advisor at Cracknell and Lonergan Architects, Sydney, where she has applied her skills in architectural history, research, and analysis to draft Statements of Heritage Impact; Statements of Environmental Effects; Responses to Statements of Facts and Contentions; Conservation Management Plans.
Dr Chatterjee has an active and diverse research record, and her publications speak to an expansive field of research inquiry including but not limited to John Ruskin and Architectural Theory; Feminist Readings in Architectural History and Theory; Architecture in Asia: Gendered Histories and Agencies; Practices of Resilience and Decolonization; Critical Studio Pedagogies. She also researches and writes on the ontological questions of the discipline; and seeks alternative forms of practice in textiles as well as literature. She is also specializing in research in the architecture of older people's housing, focusing on health, wellbeing, and citizenship. She is the author of three books Surface and Deep Histories: Critiques, and Practices in Art, Architecture, and Design (Cambridge Scholars Publishing); Built, Unbuilt, and Imagined Sydney (Copal Publishing); John Ruskin and the Fabric of Architecture (Routledge); and is the Area Editor (Asia) for fourth publication, The Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture 1960-2015 edited by Karen Burns and Lori Brown (forthcoming, 98000 words for the Asia Section). Her fifth book (proposal stage) is an edited collection titled Architectures of Ageing in Place, co-edited with Diane Jones (Executive Director, PTW Architects).