Saman is an architectural archivist at the CEPT Archives an initiative by CEPT University in Ahmedabad, India. She is constantly exploring ways to develop research content through archival practices and critical writing. She is currently working on a research project titled ‘Craft of Archiving: through Collections at CEPT Archives’ exploring ways in which architectural archives shape themselves and become entry points for negotiating architectural histories. It expands on the role of an architectural archivist and the values they add to the Collections.
Saman holds a master of architecture degree with a major in History Theory Criticism from CEPT University. She has also contributed to the book titled People Called Mumbai while working with the People Place Project located in Mumbai. Her interest in curatorial practice translated into her professional undertaking with LEAF - India where she designed and executed a nationwide traveling exhibition. Saman’s professional undertakings and other endeavors are situated at the confluence of archival research practice.