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WAC Appoints Ridhima Sharma as The United States' Country Reporter

United States Architecture News - Oct 14, 2020 - 10:02   5000 views

WAC Appoints Ridhima Sharma as The United States' Country Reporter

Ridhima Sharma - United States

Since October 9, 2020

Ridhima Sharma has been appointed as the United States' Country Reporter as part of the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters Program. Ridhima is an Indian architect, design critic and writer, she graduated from the Maharshi Dayanand University in Architecture. She has recently been graduated as a Design Researcher from the Design Research, Writing, and Criticism program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. 

She has previously worked as an editor and head-architect relations in Zingy Marketing Ventures in New Delhi and Studio An-V-Thot Architects as creative and communication head.

Ridhima won "Special Mention" for Architecture Short Story Writing Online Competition Series in 2018 and presented as a nominee at FOAID 2017 in Mumbai. As a writer, Ridhima has interests on preserving built heritage that is built upon their collective memories and identity within the political discourse of architecture. 

"Seasoned architect and writer, with a collective experience of research, criticism and journalism, I intend to bring light upon the contextual architectural issues struggling beneath political utopian desires," said Ridhima Sharma. 

"Because I frame my world views and almost anything significant through poetry, I am on a quest to understand the contested notion of heritage sites and its irrationally subjective and emotional nature, with my narratives cementing this desire to keep alive the memories and identity of different communities through built heritage sites, for I believe they allow a culture to express who or what they are," she added.

You can follow Ridhima on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

If you also want to be part of our volunteer reporters and become "the voice of your country on WAC while being the face of WAC in your country", please send your motivation message and your CV to [email protected]. We also accept more than one reporter by country. But first, please read WAC's application details here

Top image courtesy of Ridhima Sharma