Kadambari Baxi is an architect and educator based in New York.
Her current work focuses on issues of climate change, visual culture, ethics and global dynamics. Recent projects include Air Drifts, a collaborative project on global air pollution and scientific visualization, was exhibited at the Oslo Architectural Triennale. She is a co-founder of an advocacy group: WBYA? (Who Builds Your Architecture?) that addresses labor exploitation on architectural projects and construction sites worldwide. The group’s work was exhibited as a solo exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Istanbul Design Biennale. With these and other projects that circulate publicly as multimedia exhibitions, publications, lectures, etc., she explores new agendas for activism in architecture. She often works collaboratively forming interdisciplinary teams or initiating partnerships on project basis.
Baxi also maintains a research-based practice in partnership with Reinhold Martin. Their work, co-authored as Martin / Baxi Architects, is excerpted in two books: Multi-National City: Architectural Itineraries (Actar, Spain, 2007) and Entropia (Black Dog Publishing, London, 2001). Selected projects are featured on the Projects section on this website.
She is a professor of professional practice in Architecture at Barnard + Columbia Architecture at Barnard College, Columbia University. She teaches architectural design studios and seminars. In the Academic section of this website, see studio documentation and student work.