Kaiwan Mehta has a diverse academic background, having studied Architecture, Literature, Indian Aesthetics, and Cultural Studies. He is a theorist and critic in the fields of visual culture, architecture, and city studies. Currently, he is in the process of completing his doctorate at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society in Bengaluru, under the aegis of Manipal University. Kaiwan Mehta has not only conducted research but has also shared his findings and ideas on an international platform through publications and exhibitions. Since March 2012, he has held the position of Managing Editor at "Domus India" (Spenta Multimedia) and is associated with "Jnanapravaha" in Mumbai. In this capacity, he established the Art, Criticism, and Theory program, along with the Architecture, Resources, and Culture segment. His contributions go beyond academic roles. He has served as the Jury Chairman for two consecutive terms (2015–17 and 2017–2019) for the international artists' residency program across 11 disciplines at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. Additionally, Kaiwan Mehta is the co-founder and director of Arbour Research Initiatives in Architecture. He has also been an Executive Committee member with INTACH in Mumbai. Notably, Mehta co-curated the national exhibition on architecture titled "The State of Architecture: Practices and Processes in India" (UDRI, 2016) at the NGMA in Mumbai, along with Rahul Mehrotra and Ranjit Hoskote. Another book authored by Kaiwan Mehta is "Alice in Bhuleshwar: Navigating a Mumbai Neighborhood."