is a research collective.




Architecture After Architecture – Advisory group

Once every 6 months, MOULD research collective will meet with their selected advisory group to discuss their research project, Architecture is Climate. The purpose of these meetings are for the research team to share the development of the project and seek guidance and expertise in content, direction and outputs.

MOULD invited 6 individuals to participate based on their knowledge about the climate emergency and experience working within spatial practice.

Our advisory group is made up of the following individuals:

Durganand Balsavar (Saveetha College of Architecture & Design, Chennai)
Kadambari Baxi (Barnard College, New York)
Momoyo Kajima (Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo)
Andong Lu (Nanjing University)
Stephanie Wakefield (Life University, Atlanta)
Arturo Escobar (University of North Carolina)

We are extremely grateful for their time, support and patience throughout the development of our research project.

Durganand Balsavar

Architect, Artes – human settlements development collaborative (Chennai, India)

Durganand is an architect, theorist and founder of Artes, a research-based practice that undertook one of the largest rehabilitation projects in the wake of the tsunami 2005. He is member of Post Habitat III Summit in Barcelona and Berlin Climate Policy 2050 and founder of the think-tank Confluence Ten. He has co-authored several books and journals, while exploring varying media in search of re-imagined future landscapes and alternative histories.

momoyo kajima

Founder and Architect, Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokyo, Japan)

Momoyo is a co-founder of Atelier Bow-Wow well known for its research exploring the urban conditions of micro, ad hoc architecture. She has been visiting professor at the Department of Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design for thirteen years and received the RIBA International Fellowship in 2012. In 2018, she was the curator of Japan Pavilion at the La Biennale di Venezia. Her work includes numerous investigations of the city through such projects as Made in Tokyo and Pet Architecture.

stephanie Wakefield

Director and Assistant Professor of the Human Ecology programme at Life University (Georgia, USA)

Stephanie is an urban geographer specialising in human-environment relations, urban resilience and sustainability, and social-ecological systems thinking. Her recent work includes Anthropocene Back Loop: Experimentation in Unsafe Operating Space, and Resilience in the Anthropocene: Governance and Politics at the End of the World (co-edited with David Chandler and Kevin Grove).

Kadambari Baxi

Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture, Barnard College of Columbia University (New York, USA)

Kadambari’s architecture and media practice combines concerns for climate justice, human rights, and design ethics. Recent projects include Carbon Decarbon, a research initiative for just global governance; Climate Justice: WTF, a film about climate protest and the architecture of UN buildings; and Air Drifts, a multimedia exhibition on transboundary air pollution. She co-founded the advocacy group Who Builds Your Architecture?


Professor in Architecture and Urbanism, Nanjing University (Nanjing, China)

Andong’s research interests include narrative organization of space, cinematic aided research, garden studies, and contemporary Chinese urbanism. He taught postgraduate courses at University of Cambridge and Nanjing University. He has written widely on the subjects of city, cinema and garden in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Architecture (UK), Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes (UK), The Architect (China) and World Architecture (China).

Arturo Escobar

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (USA)

Arturo is a Colombian-American anthropologist primarily known for his contribution to postdevelopment theory and political ecology. His main interests are political ecology, ontological design, and the anthropology of globalization, social movements, and technoscience. He is the author of Designs for the Pluriverse (2018), and is engaged in transition design projects in Colombia.