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Niyati Dave


Bio

Niyati Dave is a Program Manager at Khoj and was the Critic in Residence for Khoj Peers: 2019. She studied Art History and Museum Studies at Smith College, USA. At various points between 2013-2015, she was a curatorial intern at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, an archaeological volunteer at the Ancient Agora of Athens, Greece and a research intern at the Smithsonian Centre for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. In 2015, she won a travel grant to conduct research about place-making, collective memory, the act of pilgrimage and the aesthetics of tourism in Shikoku and Koyasan, Japan. After returning to India, she was part of the Urban Fellows Programme at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore, which supplemented her interest in public art and urbanism with questions of citizenship, access and governance. Before joining Khoj, she was the Communications Officer at the Centre for Policy Research for the Tacit Urban Research Network, a project collaboratively conducting research on urban informality. A common thread running through her career has been the act of communicating complex ideas in an accessible manner. At Khoj, she is committed to deploying that principle to use creative and affective interventions that help disrupt our collective complacency about the spaces we occupy and the knowledge systems that govern them.