Nicola Antaki has been working independently on a design-led research project in Mumbai since February 2011. The research looks at how architecture can be a third teacher and develops a critical pedagogical participatory design process that includes school children in the improvement of their learning environment. Currently she works as an architect at We Made That. She studied Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, The Royal College of Art and UCL. After graduating from the RCA, she worked for a number of years at Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture, where she designed sustainable schools and nurseries. She taught architecture at Nottingham University, co-running an undergraduate unit, and collaborates with urban farming initiative Fresh & Local based in Mumbai, that works to create places for communities to grow their own food organically and improve health and the urban realm through gardens in the city.