Neeraj Bhatia, Principal, The Open Workshop
Neeraj Bhatia is an architect and urban designer from Toronto. His work resides at the intersection of politics, infrastructure, and urbanism. Bhatia is a codirector of InfraNet Lab (http://www.infranetlab.org/), a non-profit research collective probing the spatial byproducts of contemporary resource logistics, and the founder of The Open Workshop (http://www.theopenworkshop.ca/), a design office examining the project of plurality. Further, he is the research director of The Petropolis of Tomorrow (http://www.petropia.org/), a platform that explores the relationship between urbanism and resource extraction. Bhatia has previously taught at Rice University, Cornell University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and is currently an assistant professor at CCA, where he co-coordinates the URBANlab (http://ulab.cca.edu/). He is co-editor of The Petropolis of Tomorrow (with Mary Casper, Actar, 2013), Bracket [Goes Soft] (with Lola Sheppard, Actar, 2013), and Arium: Weather + Architecture (with Jürgen Mayer H., Hatje Cantz Publishing, 2009), and is co-author of Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling — Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism (with InfraNet Lab, Princeton Architectural Press, 2010). Neeraj received his master's degree in architecture and urban design from MIT, where he was studying on a Fulbright Fellowship. Prior to that, he attended the University of Waterloo, where he obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Architecture. He is an NCARB-registered licensed architect.
This event is part of the Fall 2013 Lecture Series at the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley. For other lectures in the series, see: http://ced.berkeley.edu/events-media/lecture-series/