Rahul Srivastava is a founding member of URBZ, a platform that promotes experimental research and collective action for urban development with its primary base in Mumbai, India.
Together with partner Matias Echanove, he is also co-director of the Institute of Urbanology, which has offices in Mumbai and Goa, India.
He co-founded ‘hood, a planning and design studio specializing in neighborhood-level interventions with its office in Geneva. ‘hood’s current projects include affordable housing, urban preservation, and mobility studies.
Rahul Srivastava studied anthropology in Mumbai, New Delhi and Cambridge (United Kingdom). He taught at Wilson College in Mumbai for seven years and has been invited as a speaker and fellow at institutions around the world including: New School University; Yale University; Columbia University; Princeton University; Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne); Nara University; and the University of Tokyo.
He was the first Director of PUKAR in Mumbai. He has presented his research and projects at Berkeley University, the Max Planck Institute and the World Bank, as well as forums such as TEDx, Urban Age, Just Metropolis, and J-Store.
Rahul Srivastava has published essays and articles in Oxford University Press, Domus, Volume magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Hindu, The Times of India, Time Out, and Art India.
His videos have been exhibited as part of installations by URBZ at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux; and the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015.
Rahul Srivastava was a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for Asia Pacific in 2017 an a workshop respondent at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in Cairo, April 4-6, 2019.