Prasad Shetty is an urbanist and founding member of the Collective Research Initiatives Trust (CRIT), an organization involved with research and practice on urbanism.
He also works with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region – Environment Improvement and Heritage Conservation Society and teaches at the Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture in Mumbai.
His work involves research and teaching on contemporary Indian urbanism including architectural practices, studies of post-industrial landscapes, housing types, archiving post liberalization developments, entrepreneurial practices and urban property. He has also written about and initiated/undertaken several projects and programmes in the areas of urban development.
Prasad Shetty studied architecture at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture (KRVIA), University of Mumbai, India, and urban management at the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies, IHS, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
He has lectured at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture; an Independent Fellow at the SARAI-CSDS, Delhi; is a consulting urban management expert to the Town Administration of Mendefera, Eritrea; and is an expert member to the Dadra–Nagar Haveli Planning and Development Authority.
His recent works include De-Mapping, an installation emerging from the hyper-mapping tendencies of urban study practices; Bombay Talkies and Other Stories of Malad, a research on the land politics in the suburb of Mumbai; Being Nicely Messy, a research on projecting future mobility of Mumbai; and, Gurgaon Glossaries, a compilation of terms on the establishment of the new city of Gurgaon.
Prasad Shetty was Facilitator of the Mobile Workshop “Retrofitting colonial Mumbai” at the 4th International Holcim Forum held in Mumbai in 2013.