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About Anu

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Her work explores social innovation, food and climate change, indigenous crafts, movement, and the body, children and education be it on a micro or macro scale. She believes that digging deep into how our ancestors lived is the way to a resilient future. 

She has a Master's degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. She has an undergraduate degree in Architecture. 

Her experience studying abroad in an exchange semester at Keio Graduate school of Media Design, Tokyo, and summer school in the Architectural Association, London, brings a global perspective to the social design challenges she addresses across different scales and contexts. By attending various design conferences and meeting global designers, she still believes that there is a huge gap in the representation of diversity and equality. There is very little research done to understand indigenous cultures and local crafts and her aim is to bring these much-needed and less-represented insights to the forefront. 

Some of her past experiences include assisting
Assisting Taconic fellow Hannah Berkin-Haper x Street lab and 34th Avenue Coalition to create street furniture prototypes to help promote multigenerational physical and social activity in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. She has also conducted explorations with wider communities, non-profits, organizations, and initiatives in India, about developing and claiming the collective memories of public spaces.
She is currently employed as a full-time designer
at Street lab, New York.


E V E N T S  A N D  E X H I B I T I O N S
2022- Thesis Research Project exhibited at the Dutch Design Week 2022
2022- Emergency housing project exhibited at 'Prototypes for humanity' exhibition, Dubai
2022- Food Design workshop for Field Meridians x MOLD Magazine at Brower Park

2022 - Thesis Graduation Project exhibited at Pratt shows 
2022- Emergency housing Project exhibited at Julia Curran Terian Gallery, Pratt
2021- 'Sonic Bloom', a plant care soundscape received the innovation award at Pratt Research Open House
2021- A sustainable dinner for Pratt Earth Action Week in collaboration with Pratt Farm to campus x GrowNYC


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She prioritizes research processes, allowing her to work out of bounds, at the intersection of various disciplines, scales, and mediums to generate authentic outcomes. Her design research approach combines systems thinking with participatory design methods, in order to understand complex issues from both a global and local perspective. To bring projects to life, she integrates various media and technical skills.



S O F T  S K I L L S
Design research
Collaborative Ideation
Interactive media
UI/UX Design
Visual Communication
Graphic Design
Community engagement
Urban design 
Workshops/Events/Exhibition design

T E C H N I C A L  S K I L L S
AutoCAD, Manual drafting
3D Modeling:
Rhinoceros, Sketchup, (Maya, in progress)
Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere Pro, Adobe XD),
Microsoft office suite, keynote, Miro, Milanote
CNC, Lasercutting, Rapid prototyping, Wood working
Figma, Squarespace, Wix, cargo collective
Sketching, model making, photography

Image by Kennyjmw

My hobbies include
dance, yoga, heritage walks, hiking, reading, playing the violin, horseback riding, backpacking, sketching

 CV upon request

Anushritha Sunil © 2021



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