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 Siddhi Chopda

Siddhi Chopda

Research student, School of Geography and Planning


I hold a Master's in Urban Design from Cardiff University, UK and a Bachelor's in Architecture from Pune University, India. In Oct 2021, I started my PhD at the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, UK. My research focuses on Global Cities - discourses and practices, intervening through critical and creative epistemologies and methodologies for alternative urban imaginaries and the role of everyday life. 


Research interests

My research interests are into critical urban theories on Global cities, everyday life practices, radical politics, alternative imaginaries (geographies). With my PhD, I am also exploring theoretical concepts like Deleuze and Guattari's 'Body-without-Organs', non-representational theory and creative methodologies in Human geography and Urban studies. 


I am currently contributing to following modules as a Graduate tutor / Teaching Assistant :

  • CPT924 Urban Development Debates 

  • CPT867 Designing Cities 

  • CPT927 Urban Design Research Methods

  • AR1111 Architectural Design 


Beyond City Image : Re-thinking the [un]seen urban imaginaries for London



Dr Günter Gassner

Senior Lecturer in Politics and Design

Dr Crispian Fuller

Dr Crispian Fuller

Reader in Human Geography