Mitra Anderson-Oliver has been working for over a decade as a policy adviser in urban planning, housing and environmental law. Also a board member of Schoolhouse Studios, an artist-run studios in Collingwood, Melbourne, Mitra is interested in the politics of city building and the creative forces that drive it.
Mitra has spent time working and studying in Lyon, France and Mumbai, India and has published several articles with Assemble Papers, including profiles of legendary architect and urbanist Jan Gehl; City of Melbourne’s “urban choreographer” Rob Adams and investigations into residential planning policy in Melbourne. Mitra has been involved in reform of apartment standards, planning legislation for affordable housing, and policy on urban renewal and enterprise precincts in Victoria. Mitra lives in an apartment with her partner and young child.