Kattyayani Joag, a MATS student, presently in 4th semester, with a focus in Visual and Material Cultures. She is interested in the informal waste management sector in Bombay, Dharavi, and had been working in Dharavi for 2 years before joining the program in Heidelberg. She intend to work on the changing landscape of the 13th Compound in Dharavi owing to demolitions and its effect on livelihoods and systems of social support for her master’s thesis. The 13th Compound happens to be the locality that deals with the various processes of plastic waste management. She is also presently in the process of setting up a Transcultural design thinking collective with some of her peers, hoping to incorporate the transcultural paradigm into modes of real-world problem solving.