The Atlas of Infrastructural nomadology

(This is an extensive research project we are currently developing, centred around the systemic quality of nomadic infrastructures and aiming at the construction of a loose science by agency of vibrant cartographic and drawing methodologies, in order to position it as an advocacy tool and a catalyst for future avenues of design. The first stage of the research consists of a large-scale collection of numerous case studies and sites of interest)


We are searching for architects or urban designers based in specific Indian cities, who are interested in processes of documentation and mapping of movable urban structures. The engagement as a research collaborator will entail attending workshops for the development of specific skills, site visits, surveying of structures and contexts, joining the team for sparse meetings of collective discussions, and submitting drawings and 3D models within specific formats and conditions.


Although prospective applicants will need to reside in one of the expected cities (listed below), all activities will be carried out online and collaborators have the freedom to manage their time independently, as long as submission dates and pre-given requirements are strictly followed. An engagement that can be comfortably spanned across approximately four months (February to May 2022) in order to study the topic, learn new things, map interesting urban realities, and draw an accorded number of street devices.


The program, in that manner, departs from a series of lectures on infrastructural studies, nomadology, mapping and retroactive scores, contingent documentation, and other tutorials. Further on, research collaborators will survey and draw their case studies under CCA’s tutelage and once all requirements of submission are met, a remuneration of ₹2,500 per case study will be granted as well as authorship credit in the final outcome of the research.   


  1. You are welcome to apply if you are currently residing in one of the following cities: MUMBAI, BANGALORE, CHENNAI, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, DELHI, INDORE, BHUBANESWAR, or IMPHAL
  2. 0-2 years of experience as a graduate architect or urban designer. However, outstanding students might apply under the absolute assurance that the due time investment can be insured.
  3. Sufficient knowledge of basic software (AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Adobe Illustrator, etc.).
  4. A keen interest in the spatial dynamics of Indian urbanity and gravitating topics as informality, street vending, jugaad, constructive frugality, architecture and movement, mapping, etc.


The application process is divided into two stages.
STAGE 01 > Online Application 
Interested applicants to fill out the set form with an outline of intent (any medium, or a total of 450 words maximum), CV (1MB), and a Portfolio (10MB).
STAGE 02 > Interview
Shortlisted applicants will meet with the CCA team for further acquaintance with their intent and fix on terms.
After admittance to the program, a contract will be signed by both parties in order to formalize all responsibilities and proceed in very specific terms.

The last day for submitting the application form is JANUARY 31st 2022. Prospective applicants will be contacted in February to schedule interviews; the exact date will be contingent on the number of applicants.