SUSTAINABILITY IDEA LABS IS A PROJECT OF MATHEW AND GHOSH SUSTAINABLE CREATION CARE FOUNDATION
The MathewGhosh.sustainableCREATIONcare Foundation
RENEW I REIMAGINE I REVIVE I RECONSTRUCT
The MG.sCc Foundation was set up in 2017 as a Section 8 company, to bring Design and Design Thinking via Mentorship, Advocacy and Prototyping in the area of sustainable solutions for Urban , Quasi Urban and Rural areas.
To establish good stewardship of the earth in accordance with God’s mandate, via DESIGN across multiple knowledge domains by collaboration.
The main objectives are to establish an ECOSYSTEM for sustainable development, through design-thinking and mentorship via real-time projects that become prototypes and models.
To therefore support advocacy, publishing, the arts and architecture, research and material studies, and Academic-Laboratory Mentorship programs that enhance and build the ecosystem of SUSTAINABLE RESILIENCE across domains for the good of communities and to do so in a wholistic, collaborative and inter-disciplinary way.
DESIGN THINKING will be key to these projects and programs.
FOUNDER / TRUSTEES/ ADVISORS:
NISHA MATHEW GHOSH
Nisha Mathew Ghosh’s architecture practice situates itself within the larger practice of Mathew and Ghosh Architects, India which she co-founded with Soumitro Ghosh in 1996.
Her reflective practice is a confluence of many strands from Architecture, Design (which includes among others, the experimentation with and commitment to sustainable upcycled textiles for Home), and Community outreach via up-skilling projects. Underlying these multiple strands is a commitment to IDEAS especially those at the threshold of urban settlements and ecology, especially Water, Forest and Air. She is interested in mapping of ideas developed in the Indian subcontinent in the areas of ecology that have far reaching resonances.
Her recent built project is a private home project called House of Stories (in collaboration with Soumitro Ghosh) which is a mapping of light via the spatial envelope. Her other works include the seminal competition entry for the Bhopal Gas Tragedy Memorial which was based on the cleaning of the brownfield.
She is recently selected to design and curate the India Pavilion installation at the London Design Biennale 2021 where high design will meet ecology.
Her vision in the area of textiles where she has experimented for many years is to create a wholistic cyclical economy in the conceptualisation of home textiles that can re-envision sustainability, upcycling and recycling as responsible stewards of God’s creation. This to ensure that a model is created which can be prototyped – which via excellence in design, and aspiring to the highest standards of ethical manufacturing and sourcing – by which color dye filaments and fabric strands may not reach the Oceans.
She investigates a re-look at SUSTAINABILITY as the story of IDEAS, whether Architecture, Design Textiles or other, to commit to the Stewardship of the larger ECOLOGY. She was the Founder Trustee of the MGsCc Foundation in 2017.
Soumitro Ghosh is a partner and principal architect at ‘Mathew and Ghosh Architects’ Bangalore, India since 1995. His work through the partnership is varied across the spectrum and ranges from projects / ideas to do with the urban realm, conceptual space, architecture, exhibitions, installations, research, interiors, product design and art.
Educated at the School of Architecture CEPT Ahmedabad Soumitro Ghosh he practices and teaches intermittently. Earlier on he has worked with Pritzker Laureate B.V. Doshi before beginning this collaborative multidirectional practice.
His practice and realization of significant architectural projects for the city of Bangalore such as the Freedom Park, National Military Memorial, Museum of Art and Photography etc. embody his interest with engagement with the city and its public domain are well known. His ideas continue realization of good design and architecture through an inbuilt frugality with a strong environmental conscience architecture in a world of depleting resources and climate change.
The practice is internationally and nationally acknowledged through awards and publications of projects and writings. Such as 2a Architecture and Art Magazine International Awards Asia at Madrid, EDIDA – Elle Decor Light Design, ARCASIA Award , World Architecture News (WAN) Award, Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation Award Moscow nomination, Best of world architecture RIBA Journal London shortlist, Cityscape and Architectural Review Awards Dubai, The Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award , Architecture + Cityscape Awards Singapore, MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award, London, Riverine front Competition, Oporto, Portugal 4th place, Kenneth F. Brown Asia Pacific Culture and Architecture Design Award, SOA, Hawaii Honorable Mention and Borromini International Architecture Award for Young Architects, Rome
Having taught in different schools of architecture such as the Bengal Institute, Dhaka, CEPT Ahmedabad and been the Charles Correa Design Chair, juror, panelist etc. he has lectured at The Architecture League of New York, UPENN, for Berne University, for Washington University, CEPT, KVIA, SEA, World Architecture Conference, Singapore, World Green Conference, 361 degrees etc.
● Website: www.mathewghosh.com
DR. KOSHY CHERAIL
Dr Koshy Cherail, is the CEO of DIJITECK Consultants, a collaborative platform for resource efficiency in India and worldwide. The Mission of DIJITECK is to establish a forum for information exchange, market development and business collaboration in clean and efficient energy, leading towards a vibrant economy, self-reliant and sustainable lifestyles and towards decarbonising industry, transport and buildings to reclaim a greener Earth.
Dr Koshy was the facilitator, and one of the founders of Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) which was incorporated in 2008 in New Delhi, as the voice of the energy efficiency equipment and services industry. He was the President of AEEE Secretariat from 2008 to 2018 and Principal Adviser (2019-20). Dr Koshy has around 30 years of work experience in the Corporate Sector, and with Non-government institutions such as Centre for Science & Environment (CSE), Society of Indian Automobile Mfrs (SIAM), Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), and Winrock International. He has served as a Consultant in energy efficiency and clean energy to Energy Management Centre (Min of Power, Govt.of India), as well as bilateral and multilateral organisations such as GIZ, USAID and World Bank, UNIDO and UNEP.
Dr Koshy is an Advisor to the Foundation.