Ishita Shah

Shah Ishita

Ishita Shah is trained as a designer and historian. Her practice revolves around the idea of curating for culture. Through the pandemic of 2020, she has been conducting online engagements on constructing personal archives in order to discuss creative possibilities for archiving in India and the Global South.
Over the past year, Ishita has collaborated with Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd., National Centre for Biological Sciences and INTACH Bengaluru; and co-curated a public engagement platform, Design-ed Dialogues at the Courtyard, with an intention to develop a wide-range of public interpretation projects. Prior to this, she has been an educator and the coordinator to the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat and Sustainable Development at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. She has also been the founding archivist and oral historian at CEPT Archives, and worked with Royal Institute of British Architects, INSITE Magazine, SPADE India Research Cell and Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre.
Ishita is also a Graham Foundation Grant recipient 2020.