Lakshmi Swaminathan


Lakshmi Swaminathan

Joined on 22/05/2017. Born 09/01/1991
A fellow traveler.. An architect in the quest to understand formation of spaces through its intangible qualities. In a journey where living as a part of the environment matters to me, I also work with a khadi weaving community on design patterns and natural dye making. It is only through travel that I have learnt a lot in life and I truly believe in quenching my thirst by traveling, exploring and learning more.

Want to visit

Africa, South East Asia, Europe, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Congo, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam

Interested in

Archaeological Work
Conservation Work
Disaster Relief

Additional Skills

Designing and Building with hands ( mud primarily). Natural dye making. Block printing Writing. Cooking ( Tamil brahmin food especially). Sketching ( off late experimenting with water colours ) Documentation of spaces ( historic buildings primarily).

Past Volunteering Experience

Design ideas for khadi weaving.
Part of a team where we curated a living history museum for a local fishing community in Chennai.
Currently helping an architect (didi contractor) write her book.