Pilar Maria Guerrieri - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Bio

Dr Pilar Maria Guerrieri lives between Milan, London and Delhi since the past six years. She holds a PhD with honours in ‘Architectural Design, Architectural Composition, Criticism and Theory’ from Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage in Delhi and Westminster University in London. She has been extensively studying the development of urban settlements and the effects of cultural exchanges on architecture and planning. Currently Associate Professor in Delhi at the Italian-Indian GD Goenka University, branch of Politecnico di Milano in India, she is also part of the UNESCO International project for conservation and regeneration of minor settlements: “Creative Small Settlements – Culture-Based Solutions for Local Sustainable Development”, and she has been nominated International Advisory Council Member of the Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development. Her current research project, Neo-Imperialism in Delhi’s Architecture and Planning (1991-2021), is focusing on the megacity of Delhi and on how its architecture and urban planning have been developing and growing in the last twenty years. She has written the books: ‘The Maps of Delhi’ and ‘Egizio Nichelli (1937-1991): Architettura e Archeologia a Milano, with Chiara Tosi and Fabio Mastroberardino. Negotiating Cultures: Delhi Architecture and Planning from 1912 to 1962 is her forthcoming book.