The DEL Laboratory is set up to bring a creative approach to working in contentious landscapes. Through design practices, transdisciplinary research and creative action, the lab continues to explore places, investigate issues and create sensitive interventions that are more inclusive and enable adaptation to change and unpredictability.

The lab partners with communities, NGOs and government bodies to co-create projects that have potential impact, collaborate to bring together diverse expertise, and communicate/disseminate the work appropriately.

The DEL Laboratory project portfolio consists of studio projects run at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, and include Creative Alternatives, Data Synthesis, and Design Research works. Students, faculty and partners work collaboratively to produce the work (from concept to process and final outcomes) that hope to be sensitive and relevant to their contexts in order to have impact on the ground, with people and places.