About

We are a small team that is very focussed on what we have set out to do. We Showcase Mumbai’s Art Deco, Advocate its Conservation, Chronicle its History. We bring a high level of integrity and commitment to quality in this initiative. We have created a repository of information that will give you an appreciation of Mumbai’s Art Deco and for the researcher, academic, historian and others we offer a platform that captures Mumbai’s Art Deco in some depth.

Atul Kumar

Founder

Atul has worked actively for over a decade on civic issues, protecting open spaces and south Mumbai’s Art Deco heritage precinct. He is passionate about conservation, civic and governance issues, nature, the environment, saving Mumbai’s iconic Art Deco heritage and putting it on the world map. He takes an occasional photograph that wows the team.

Nityaa Lakshmi Iyer

Head, Documentation & Researcher

Nityaa is a Conservation Architect with a keen interest in conserving modern heritage, incorporating sensitive interventions within historic settings and preserving heritage buildings through material conservation and adaptive reuse. After her B.Arch, she got her Master’s from University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in conservation science and preservation design. Work opportunities have enabled her to travel and work on varied projects in Turkey, Tunisia, Peru and USA. Prior to this she was part of the MOSAIKON initiative at the Getty Conservation Institute through their graduate fellowship program. She strongly believes that community engagement plays a significant role in successfully preserving built cultural heritage.

Prathyaksha Krishna Prasad

Head - Content and Research

Prathyaksha is a passionate Urban conservation Architect and avid traveller and reader with her interests in Heritage and its conservation. Her notable research work includes the incorporation of Heritage Driven Urban Regeneration for Indian Cities and Rural Heritage tourism management for Champaner- Pavagadh Archaeological Park. She firmly believes that preservation of the past is essential for posterity and has been constantly working towards that.  She has been a part of REACH foundations as a Project Architect and has also been a volunteer at INTACH Chennai Chapter.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture and holds two Masters degrees in Urban Conservation and in History and Heritage Management. She also enjoyed a stint in teaching Architecture in Chennai.

Aakriti Chandervanshi

Digital Content Curator

An avid photographer, Aakriti credits her nomadic childhood (13 schools | 13 cities!) for her interest in photography, documentation and observation. Her keen eye and software skills help to curate photos and manage digital content. Her Art Deco walks pique the interest of historians, photographers and visitors alike. Her love for The Art Deco Movement surfaced while she helped curate 'Deco on The Oval', an exhibition held at Sir JJ College of Architecture that was two years in the making. As an architecture graduate, she hopes to realise her dream of documenting all Art Deco buildings to build a visual vocabulary for the world.