POOJA KATARA, ARCHITECT AND FOUNDER
Pooja Katara is an architect from India. She graduated in 2014 from Mumbai, India and completed her Master’s in Architectural Studies in Creative Urban Practices from Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow. Her master’s thesis project won the Chairman’s Medal, a Post graduate prize. She is currently developing the project to test it in Glasgow.
As an artistically inclined architect, her interest lies in socially engaging urban projects. Her interactive work aims to be used as an investigative tool to speculate about the way we perceive spaces and places in cities. Through this, communities and tourists can engage with their cities history, social construct and physical interactions in a more interactive manner.
JAYNISH SHAH, interaction designer
Jaynish is an interaction designer with a background in Architecture. He has amalgamated his passion for Art, Design, Architecture and Technology into his career as an Interaction Designer. After becoming a qualified architect, Jaynish pursued a Master’s degree in Interaction Design(MID), at Domus Academy, Milano. Apart from working at SENSEcity, he is currently a senior interaction designer at Animal, working on multiple UI / UX projects as well as contributing to branding and space design.
PROF. JOHNNY RODGER, urban history advisor
Johnny Rodger is a writer and critic, and Professor of Urban Literature at the Glasgow School of Art. His collection of essays published in journals on architecture, literature & the city are at http://radar.gsa.ac.uk/view/creators/260.html He is editor of The Drouth Literary/Arts journal. His latest books The Hero Building: An Architecture of Scottish National Identity (Routledge) , and Spaces of Justice: The Architecture of the Scottish Court (FD Univ Press) were published in 2016 and 2018 respectively.
ZACHARY SORRELLS, BUSINESS AND SALES ADVISER
Innovation & Entrepreneurship trainer by day, mobile bar owner by night, Zach loves developing and delivering training programmes that achieve tangible impacts for company owners, future business leaders and budding entrepreneurs. In his training life he is currently doing a deep dive into blended training programmes for PhD students, researchers and entrepreneurs designed to develop innovation and entrepreneurship skills.
ELLEN WALLACE, SALES AND MARKETING INTERN
Ellen Wallace was born and raised in Scotland, and has a background in B2B communications. As well as managing sales and marketing at SENSEcity, she is in her final year of an undergraduate degree at the prestigious University of Strathclyde Business School.
IFFAT JABEEN, CONTENT CREATOR AND MARKETING INTERN
An Art graduate from the University of West of Scotland, Iffat comes with an experience of Videography, Photography and Art Direction. She carries work experience from prestigious organizations like the Ted X Glasgow and Big Picture in Glasgow.
HARSHAL CHANDWANI, GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND MARKETING INTERN
Born and brought up in Dubai, Harshi Chandwani is a graphic designer and has recently completed her post-graduate degree in marketing at the University of Strathclyde. She is responsible for the production and design of the communication and marketing collaterals, along with managing the social media content at SENSEcity.