Dilip da Cunha: Risk Conference at Taubman College on March 30, 2012
Dilip da Cunha is an architect and planner. He is faculty at Parsons School of Design, New York and the School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of California at Berkeley and graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and SPA, New Delhi. His practice with Anuradha Mathur is focused on cultural and ecological issues of contentious landscapes. Their investigations have taken them to diverse terrains including the lower Mississippi, New York, Sundarbans, Bangalore, Mumbai and most recently Jerusalem. An underlying thread in da Cunha's work is a concern for how water is considered and engaged in ways that lead to conditions of its excess and scarcity, but also the opportunities that its fluidity offers for new visualizations of terrain, design imagination, and design projects.
Mathur and da Cunha are authors of Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape, Deccan Traverses: The Making of Bangalore's Terrain and Soak: Mumbai in an Estuary.
Da Cunha received a B.Arch. from Bangalore University; a master of housing from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi; a M.C.P. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Ph.D. in planning theory from the University of California, Berkeley.
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