Lakshmi is an architect and urbanist. Her doctoral research was aimed towards understanding identity construction and negotiation of migrant communities in their everyday urban encounters in multicultural cities and examined the significance of socio-spatial practices for an integrated and inclusive urban development. Her research interests’ deal with urban and cultural studies and an interdisciplinary understanding of social, spatial, temporal and material practices in cities and a comparative study of these practices in Global North and South.
Lakshmi has more than six years of teaching experience in various reputed universities in UK, Malaysia and India. She has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students of architecture and planning. Both in her teaching and research, she consistently strives for opportunities that allow her to explore approaches within the social sciences, humanities and arts, which offer new ways of understanding and studying urban cities, spatiality and people interaction.