Kamalika Bose is an urban conservationist with experience in heritage-oriented planning and advocacy, design education and research. She is the Founder and Principal at Heritage Synergies India, a Mumbai based consultancy working at the intersection of urban conservation, cultural heritage, curation and research.
She is a Fulbright Scholar (2011-13), a SAH-Getty International Fellow (2016), and former Assistant Professor at CEPT University, Ahmedabad (2008-15). She obtained a Master’s in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University in 2013. Kamalika gained international work experience in neighborhood preservation and cultural heritage through positions at Historic Districts Council, New York and Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York.
She has authored three books, including ‘A History of Interior Design in India, Vol 1: Ahmedabad. She was Research Associate for ‘Architecture in India: Since 1990’ by Rahul Mehrotra (2011) and Project Manager for the seminal exhibition ‘The State of Architecture: Practices & Processes in India’ in Mumbai, 2016. She is consultant to The Cha Project for Kolkata’s Chinatown and Murshidabad Heritage Development Society. Kamalika is also a consulting expert to the ICOMOS World Heritage Unit and on the advisory of Kolkata Architecture Foundation.