In this edition of CTRLZ we feature Peeyush Sekhsaria. His story is not as much as that of undoing as it is of change and accommodation. Peeyush has a Masters in Earthen Architecture and an M.Phil in Geography. During the period 2001-2006, based out of France he worked in the development sector mainly in West Africa. Peeyush currently works out of Delhi.
About a decade back his childhood passion for the natural world caught up with him and since then, he has been finding ways to work in the domains of Environment, wildlife and conservation. He is also an occasional illustrator and photographer.
In this interview Peeyush talks about the making of the children’s book, “Our Tiger Return, a story of the Panna Tiger Reserve (2009-2015)”, that he is the co-author. He talks about his life as an architect, geographer, wildlife enthusiast, environmentalist, photographer and illustrator, and how he tries to weave all these aspects of him in the projects that he is involved with.
Peeyush, is a true artist. He blends his interests and training in architecture, wildlife conservation, environment, photography and drawing into a beautiful body of work that he says has become a ‘toolkit to live life more meaningfully’
Interview and article by Lakshmi Karunakaran