I like distorting the conventional elements from our built environment

I like to confuse you

I like to capture moments when the city morphs,

into something other than the structural grid it’s meant to hold.

I like to compare our anthropometric scale to those of our skyscrapers and our residing homes

I like to question the language we’ve created to talk about these structures;

the ‘room’ has been my recent prey

I like to imagine the city as a lived organism


I want you to observe how the buildings around you make you feel

I want you to notice how you make a ‘room’ everywhere

I want you to question the confusion










The mnemic syntax is a design format to share work by Lakshita Munjal. I'm an architect and visual artist based between London and Delhi. I've recently completed my MA in Print at The Royal College of Arts and am a founding partner at blurck21, an interdisciplinary design collective. 








My art practice is an accumulation of observations from our built environment. Starting from signifying the perception of spaces to finding quirks within our cities. The print media often fuses with construction materials and photographic interjections to form layers; layers which don’t conventionally sit together and question, how we feel in spaces, how do our anthropometric forms relate to the ones we build around us?


Recent explorations have morphed into sculptural interventions using daily objects to recreate spaces which question boundaries, thresholds and corners.








Education

2022-2023 | MA Print | Royal College of Art, London

2020 | Exchange programme at ETSAM, Madrid

2016 - 2021 | BArch | CEPT University, Ahmedabad



Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 | 'Threshold' at Fine Liquid Gallery | London

2023 | Reflection as Reflexivity at Southwark Park Gallery | London

2023 | Phantom Boundaries’room no1’ at the RCA Graduate Show | London

2023 | Reflection as Reflexivity for Maxwell’s Drawer Exhibition | London

2023 | Phantom Boundaries’room no2’ at MP Birla Millenium Gallery | London

2023 | Phantom Boundaries; the window Selected for ‘small but mighty’ at Bankside Gallery by Royal

Society of Painter-Printmaker

2024 | Assembly | St Giles' Jazz Crypt, Camberwell, London

2024 | RBSA Print prize exhibition, Birmingham



upcoming

26th October | Reflector, group show with The New Art Gallery Walsall 


Residencies/Programmes 

2021 | PhotoConstruct_02, Leh | Farside Collective and Round Them Oranges

2023 - ongoing | Recipient of the REFLECTOR programme, by GRAIN Projects in partnership with The New Art, Gallery Walsall and ArtFund


Publications 

2021 | 'partial edges' (photobook) developed during PhotoConstruct_02, 

published by FarsideCollective (edition of 3)

2021 | Cover piece; ‘Tribute to Robert Powell’, for Design United, India

2022 | 'threshold' (book) compilation of London's footpaths, self-published (edition of 1)

2023 | 'let the light turn green!' (book) published under Royal College of Art (edition of 4) 

2023 | ‘those running minds’ (poem)  published in The Pluralist; Nov Edition



Awards/Scholarships

2021 | Nirmal Dhingra Sachdev Trust Scholarship for research thesis titled

‘Decoding Housing Advertisements’

2023 | Graduate Award ‘Class of 2023’ |  Art Fervour, India