Welcoming Rachel O'Grady

Recomposing the City is thrilled to welcome Rachel O’Grady to the research team of the AHRC-funded project “Hearing Trouble: Sound Art in Post-Conflict Cities.”  

Rachel is completing a PhD at the CASS School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University. Using live collaborative projects, her research has examined the interpretative possibilities of architectural ‘heritage’ in the city, and their creative potential. She has been working in three neighbourhoods in close proximity to the Taj Mahal in Agra, North India.

Rachel’s project the Buksh Museum of Hobbycraft: a collaboration with India-based NGO CURE received an ASF-International Honorary Mention Award this year. The next two phases of construction have been granted planning permission and the project continues.

Rachel studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and then LMU. Before her PhD research she worked for London architecture practices Penoyre & Prasad LLP and Wright & Wright Architects.

For more information on Rachel's projects, visit the Buksh Museum's Facebook page, or follow Rachel on Twitter.

Buksh Museum (Phase One), before and after shot

Buksh Museum (Phase One), before and after shot