Rajeev Thakker holds a BA from Syracuse University and a MSAAD from GSAPP. He has worked for firms in New York such as S.O.M. and The Arnell Group on architecture, product and graphic design projects. He moved to Mumbai in 2000 to pursue a career in teaching and has lectured, hosted workshops, and led Architectural Design Studios at institutes like KRVIA and BSSA Schools of Architecture. He also runs a design studio for a leading developer and manages his own practice called ‘a-RT’ which provides consultancy and design services for architectural and interior projects and takes a keen interest in documenting the city and various spatial conditions through cartographic, architectural and other creative processes (i.e. drawing, painting, and photography).