Rahul is part of the urbz.net collective, which organizes collaborative design workshops in places such as Tokyo, Istanbul, Mumbai, New Delhi, Sao Paulo and Rio. They have presented their work in forums and seminars such as TEDx, Urban Age, Just Metropolis, J-Store, and have been invited to give lectures at various institutions including Columbia University, Berkeley, Princeton University, Strelka Institute in Moscow, the University of Rio, the University of Tokyo, the Royal Institute of Arts in Stockholm and the World Bank in New Delhi.
He has co-written a number of academic essays and commentaries for various publishers, magazines and newspapers including Oxford University Press, Strelka Press, Domus (Milan), New Village Press, Tokyo University Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Hindu, The Times of India, Time Out Mumbai, Art India and Indian Architect and Builder.
Rahul Srivastava studied social and urban anthropology in Mumbai, Delhi and Cambridge (UK). His previous publications include an ethnography of urbanized nomads around Mumbai and a novel published by Puffin, Penguin India.