2017 MSc, Urban Studies, University College London, United Kingdom
2014 PG Diploma in Journalism, Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
2012 BArch, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
States: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Cities: Bengaluru, Chennai
Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil
Archita S has an interdisciplinary background in architecture and urban studies, in addition to a diploma in journalism. She has been part of the IIHS Word Lab since June 2018 and primarily works on adapting research and practice work to reach wider audiences through public writing. She provides editorial and writing support for various institutional publications such as reports, cases, policy briefs, op-eds and book-length works.
Archita is actively involved in teaching writing skills as part of the IIHS Urban Fellows Programme, and conducting internal and external writing workshops. She was a key part of the team that created a MOOC titled ‘Writing and Disseminating Grey Literature’ to be hosted on Coursera from August 2021, aimed at helping researchers and practitioners develop hands-on skills in writing across public facing formats such as op-eds, data stories, and social media posts. With members of the Word Lab, Archita co-wrote and won a grant from the Earth Journalism Network, and supported project work and publications.
Archita’s personal writing has appeared in mainstream publications including The Hindu, Mint and The New Indian Express.