Alokeparna Sengupta studied Architecture in M.S University Baroda, followed by Urban Management and Architectural Design in Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. Afterwards she obtained a doctoral degree in Territorial Design and Governance from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.She enjoys walking through the narrowest of alleys, on flyovers, foot over bridges, and does ‘dolce far niente’ for hours in busy markets and quiet places. She is a compulsive phone photographer of everything she observes about urbanity.Inclusion, equity and removal of biases are very important for her and she tries to incorporate them in her daily life as well as her work. Her subjects of interest include political ecology of urban transport, neoliberal development, right to the city and inclusive design of public places and streets. She has tutored students of urban design and business design, worked with transportation researchers,basti dwellers, city officials, technocrats, planners, lawyers and civil rights activists.
Teaching and Research Interests
Ethnographic studies of urban mobility practices, Cities in the global south & their urbanization processes, Neoliberalism, its genesis, development and urbanization, Inclusive design of public places and streets,Land monetization & property development in Indian cities,Urban socio-spatial changes affected by mega-transport projects,
Research Projects / Curations / Exhibitions (selected)