Articles by Swati Pujari

About Swati Pujari

Swati Pujari is an architect and urban manger from Nepal and an alumna of Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is also a writer/blogger. For more of her works please visit,

Can the Nepal Earthquake Become a Reason to Discard the Vernacular of its Settlements?

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit parts of Nepal on 25th April 2015, and the series of aftershocks that followed, has claimed more than 8,000 lives and injured more than 20,000. Besides the overwhelming human loss, numerous settlements have been affected. In the...