Nicola Antaki is a practicing architect at London-based design studio We Made That, and design researcher at the Bartlett, UCL. She studied Architecture at Oxford Brookes University and then The Royal College of Art. After graduating from the RCA, she worked for a number of years at Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture, designing sustainable schools and nurseries, where she completed her ARB/RIBA professional certificate, at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Her design-led research is situated in Mumbai, India since February 2011, looking at the links between architecture and learning, and developing a design pedagogy that includes school children in the design of their environment. She started a PhD on the subject in 2012 between The Bartlett School of Architecture and the Development Planning Unit at UCL.
Nicola is founder of Mumbai biennial Photography Festival FOCUS. She collaborates regularly with urban farming initiative Fresh & Local based in Mumbai, that works to create places for communities to grow their own food organically and improve health through gardens in the city.