Kadambari Baxi

Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture

Kadambari Baxi, Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture, has been on the Barnard faculty since 2005. She teaches architectural design studios, senior seminars and special topics seminars.

Professor Baxi is an architect engaged in an expanded architecture and media practice. Her current work focuses on design, new technologies and global cultural relationships. Recent projects include an audio-visual montage titled Two Cities Three Futures: Architectural Transmittals revisiting CST Station in Mumbai and Ground Zero in New York (ongoing); Triptych-Apps mobile and spatial interfaces for translingual play (ongoing); and Citizenship by Design, a series of exhibitions and workshops on international passports (2010-11).

She has maintained a research practice with her partner Reinhold Martin: they are co-authors of two books: Multi-National City: Architectural Itineraries (Actar, 2007), and Entropia (Black Dog Publishing, 2001). Formerly, she also led a media design collective imageMachine that focused on new media design work for nonprofits. In this capacity she developed projects for a number of organizations including: Vera Institute for Justice, Center for Court Innovation, The Hauser Center at Harvard University, The Tiffany Foundation, The After-School Corporation and others.  

Professor Baxi’s work has been exhibited and presented widely, most recently at the Wyspa Institute of Art in Gdansk, Poland; Van Alen Institute in New York; IFG-Ulm (International Design Forum), Germany; Zurich University of Arts; Center for Contemporary Architecture, Montreal, Canada; Disonancias, San Sebastian, Spain. She has also served on the boards of The Architectural League of New York and Van Alen Institute. And most recently, she is a founding member of WBYA? (Who Builds Your Architecture?), an emerging coalition of architects, activists and scholars formed to address issues of labor and transnational architectural projects.  


Academic Focus: 

New media
Cities and Contemporary forms of Globalization

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Presentations / Recent Lectures: 

Multi-National City: Architectural Itineraries (with Reinhold Martin, Actar, Spain, 2007)

Entropia (with Reinhold Martin, Black Dog Publishing, London, 2001)

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M.P.S, Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University

M.S., Pratt Institute, New York

B.Arch, Center of Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad

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