We design interventions to drive inclusive growth in neglected heritage neighbourhoods.

We are a PLACEMAKING LAB working towards animating public spaces through arts, culture, design, strategic collaborations and civic engagement.

Creative and Cultural Placemaking: We leverage the power of the arts, culture, design and community to energise urban spaces and to drive growth and change. We believe that the arts not only enhance human development, but can also help spur economic development, create strong social cohesion and revitalise disinvested communities. The Cha Project brings together the artistic community, government agencies, citizens, corporates and NGOs to spearhead different placemaking initiatives like street art, performances, festivals, installations, workshops, heritage conservation and more.

Strategic Placemaking: Bringing together various government agencies, local associations, private stakeholders, local businesses, residents, citizens, corporates and NGOs in a coordinated effort to spearhead, develop and implement various placemaking initiatives – infrastructure improvements, marketing initiatives, festivals etc in order to inject vibrancy into public spaces and make for memorable visitor experiences. Great cities and towns are defined by great multi-use destinations and Placemaking provides the best ways to achieve them.

Heritage Conservation: For us, heritage conservation means keeping alive the soul of the city. It is about preserving both the tangible and intangible heritage. It goes beyond mere facades. It’s about retaining the inherent spirit of a heritage precinct. We go into meticulous historical research, surveys, documentation and into acquiring a deep understanding of the architectural structure of buildings, the cultural history of the area and the community. We understand that conservation alone is pointless unless there is economic viability and therefore we help stakeholders understand the value of adaptive re-use. We encourage maximum retention of original inhabitants and local businesses – to retain the city’s living heritage and to avoid the ills of gentrification.



Urban design & Curation

Heritage Conservation


Research & Analysis

Talks & Workshops


We believe in the power of good design to do good, bring change.

Ours is a multi-pronged approach to design. It could be designing shelters for the homeless or finding better waste management solutions or even creating a logo for a roadside vendor. We understand the power of good design in creating impact; and we use this power to design better public spaces but also to help other organisations that are making a difference.

We do design and content for social impact – whether it is designing a mobile library for children in war-torn Kabul or creating public awareness messaging for piped water in rural Bengal. We provide branding, graphic design, content, communications and digital design services to micro businesses, small enterprises, NGOs, social enterprises and socially-conscious SMEs. We take special interest in projects and people that make the world a better place.