Shayari de Silva is an architect whose practice focuses on curatorial and editorial projects. She also works with ceramics. She joined the Lunuganga Trust as Curator of Art & Archival Collections in 2018, where she manages the Geoffrey Bawa Collections, including the programmes around exhibition, publication and conservation. She curated the year-long Bawa 100 Centenary Celebration programme which was launched in July 2019. Shayari was an editor of Perspecta 51: Medium, the Yale Architecture Journal, published in 2018 by MIT Press. She is currently working on an exhibition titled It is Essential to be There: Drawing from the Geoffrey Bawa Archive and an accompanying publication of the same name.