Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi specializes in histories of architecture, modernity, and migration in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her scholarship attempts to expand histories of marginalized people and figures, and promote practices of collaboration and support, especially to foreground the lives and narratives of communities that have been systematically excluded or silenced. Her work examines intellectual histories and diverse forms of esthetic practice and cultural production. Thinking through objects, buildings, and landscapes, she foregrounds African and South Asian questions around historicity and archives, heritage politics, and feminist and colonial practices.
Romola Sanyal is Associate Professor of Urban Geography at the Department of Geography and Environment, LSE.