Debapriya Chakrabarti is a Lecturer in Architecture associated with the PRAXXIS, a feminist Atelier. Debapriya currently teaches M Arch Year 2 in PRAXXIS atelier and a Research Methods Workshop module for M Arch Year 1. She has been a Tutor for the MAAU course.
PRAXXIS is an explicitly feminist teaching atelier running vertically across BA3 and M Arch courses at MSA aiming to stimulate a positive intersectional feminist debate within the school and beyond.
Debapriya was previously a ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Architecture, The University of Manchester. Her research focused on the role of infrastructure in (trans)forming practices of idol-making in Kumartuli, an inner-city neighbourhood of Kolkata (India). Her research expertise is in informal practices, livelihoods, the human-infrastructure interface and sustainable urban transitions, focusing on marginalised communities in the Global South.
Debapriya has completed a PhD in Architecture at The University of Manchester investigating transformation of idol-crafting practices in Kolkata. She completed her master's degree in City Planning at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2015 with a Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India scholarship. Debapriya trained as an architect and completed her Bachelor in Architecture from Biju Patnaik University of Technology, India in 2012. She worked as an architect in a practice in Kolkata, India before pursuing a Master's degree in City Planning.
ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Manchester
Research Associate at The University of Manchester