Aditi 'Ditty’ Veena's architecture education taught her the importance of tools. One of those tools—how to build something from nothing—has served her not only in her ecology architecture practice where she develops permaculture and sustainable wildlife systems, but in her music, allowing her to construct her songs verse-by-verse, from the ground up.
Nature is Ditty’s muse—a love that she inherited from her botanist mother, perhaps on one of their family picnics amongst the trees and plants. In our chat, we discuss the changing landscape of her hometown, and how it inspired her to take action—first through revolutionary architecture, and then through music. We also discuss her travels—and the hard truths she’s learned about climate change, which she is now trying to teach to others.
Ditty’s work spans environmentalism, activism, architecture, music and poetry—and whilst they don’t always precisely connect, these realms have culminated to give her the toolkit she possesses today: one which allows her to express herself, make her voice heard, and craft her ‘love songs for the earth’ for all to hear.
Listen to Ditty's episode on our Podcast here.