Sanjana Ravindran, Architecture, Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholar 2017 – 2019

‘I am very honored to be a recipient of this award because it creates an equal opportunity for deserving students who would otherwise not be able to afford the tuition and for the incredible sense of validation offered from a global community of artists and architects.’

After completing a Bachelors in Architecture, Sanjana worked in India and Indonesia, followed by a yearlong internship in Switzerland. She decided to study Architecture at the RCA because of the theoretically relevant design studios that it offers and the space it creates for pushing architecture beyond its familiar territory.

In the future Sanjana would like to set up a practice fluid enough to work around art, architecture and activism, while maintaining a strong hold on research. She is interested in how art and architecture can raise fundamental questions about living and radically change the way we confront reality.

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