Anamica Singh is a landscape architect by profession, and an urban researcher and photographer at heart. As an urban researcher, what interests her most is the essence of “lived spaces”. Although trained to design and build spaces, what fascinates her is how spaces are socially produced and constructed inside out by the everyday. Examining the everyday spatiality and capturing them with her camera is what she has started to explore and enjoy in her first years of urban researching.
Anamica received her Bachelor’s in Architecture in 2008 from Ramaiah Institute of Technology in Bengaluru, India. After working for a year in an architectural firm, she completed her first Masters in Landscape Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India in 2010-11. During her final semester, she was offered the opportunity by the international firm AECOM to join their Planning, Design & Development department. She worked there for two years in a team of urban landscape designers and planners. Her multi-disciplinary work and international exposure at AECOM inspired her to further broaden her horizons by continuing her education outside India. In 2014, she moved to KU Leuven in Belgium to begin her second Masters in Human Settlements, supported by a VLIR-Scholarship. Her research interests grew from there on and soon, after a year’s work in India on urban research, she moved back to KU Leuven with a IRO-Scholarship in 2015 to pursue her PhD, which is entitled Neoliberal Spatiality of the Ordinary.