Sweta Sanker is an illustrator and architectural designer based between her hometown of Kuala Lumpur and London. She graduated from the University of Bath with a First-class Honours degree in Architecture in 2020 and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London.
During her time in university, Sweta’s prudent interest in social and community-based architecture led her to create Swetects – a graphic designing and illustrative platform which focussed on showcasing the joyful and comical sides of architecture.
On a more personal note, Sweta is a keen advocate of empowering women’s rights from all over the world. Through her illustrative work, she hopes to be able to give back to the community by donating to various charities across the globe which particularly focus on underrepresented groups of women and children.
In the past, Swetects has raised over £500 in donations for charities which have included GOSH Children’s Charity, CRASH, Linkey and Women for Women UK. With every purchase made from Swetects, part of the profits go towards sponsoring Sweta’s partnered ‘sister’ and her education through Women for Women UK.
Women for Women is an amazing charity that helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives through providing education and support in a series of workshops and classes in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hence, every month, Sweta donates a standard amount of money towards her ‘sister’s’ education in Congo through this foundation – in light of making a difference in the lives of these incredible women.
“Thank you for helping me make a small difference in this world” Connect with Sweta on Instagram @swetects.