Speakers - 2018

Sumedha Sah
Sumedha Sah
  • Sumedha Sah
  • Founder, The Snail Mail Project

Sumedha Sah is a Mumbai based architect & a self taught illustrator who is reviving the art of letter writing through her initiative The Snail Mail project.

Dedeepya Reddy
Dedeepya Reddy & Terence Ferreira
  • Dedeepya Reddy & Terence Ferreira
  • Chal Rang De

Chal Rang de is on a mission to make Mumbai gorgeous again as they believe that color has the power to create change and bring hope to the people.

Rahul & Matias
Rahul Srivastava & Matias Echanove
  • Rahul Srivastava & Matias Echanove
  • Creators of Urbz, co-director of the Institute of Urbanology.

Matias has developed an expertise in the organization of participatory design workshops over years of work at Urbz.
Rahul Srivastava brings his background in anthropology and visual ethnography to urbanology, the practice that energises much of Urbz's work in Mumbai and elsewhere.

Hasit Ganantra
Hasit Ganantra
  • Hasit Ganantra
  • Founder, Re-Materials

Hasit Ganatra from Ahmedabad is the founder of Rematerial & has an interesting & sustainable solution to the roofing problems of low income households.

Rohit Tripathy
Rohit Tripathy
  • Rohit Tripathy
  • Founder, Ranchi Mall

Rohit is founder of Ranchi Mall. He would explore the possibilities of block chain technology in the informal slum enterprises and showcases how this might impact the economy.

Rohan Mohan
Rohan Mohan
  • Rohan Mohan
  • Founder, YesIAmSpecial

Rohan, from Mumbai is the father of a specially abled child & will talk about how each one of us can build a mindset to help parents of special need children & improve their social circle & rebuild happiness in their lives.

Shams Aalam
Shams Aalam
  • Shams Aalam
  • Paraplegic Athlete

Shams is a Dharavi based paraplegic swimmer who has won numerous accolades for India. Despite loosing both legs post a spine tumor, he has nurtured his passion for swimming and has set a world record for longest distance in open sea.

Rahul Jain
Rahul Jain
  • Rahul Jain
  • Director of a documentary "Machines"

Rahul Jain is the director of a documentary "Machines" that is a cinematic essay on dehumanizing human labour. The movie captures the stories of labourers working in textile mills in Gujarat and showcases the challenges that they face to get by their daily lives.

Nimmi Rangaswamy
Nimmi Rangaswamy
  • Nimmi Rangaswamy
  • Technology Researcher

Dr Nimmi has worked for over 20 years in slums to understand the adoption of technology in urban slums. She has significantly contributed to this field and shares how her preconceived notions were shattered while working in the slums.

Prof Anirudha Joshi
Prof. Anirudha Joshi
  • Prof. Anirudha Joshi
  • Professor in the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, India.

Professor Anirudha works in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) design. He was one of the first teachers to introduce usability and ethnographic user studies methods in India.

Sophie Bint Dawud
Sophie Bint Dawud
  • Sophie Bint Dawud
  • Spokesperson for Transgender India

Sophie is the spokesperson for Transgender India which is an online website that encourages trans genders to connect & learn from each other. The website provides information, support & advice to the transgender community.

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