Dilip da Cunha

Dilip da Cunha is an architect and planner, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. Da Cunha and his partner Anuradha Mathur have focused their artistic and design expertise on cultural and ecological issues of contentious landscapes. An underlying thread of their work is a concern for how water is visualized 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 practice.

Mathur and da Cunha are authors of Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape (Yale University Press, 2001); Deccan Traverses: The Making of Bangalore’s Terrain (Rupa & Co., 2006), and Soak: Mumbai in an Estuary (National Gallery of Modern Art / Rupa & Co., 2009).

Occupation: Architecture
Location: Philadelphia, USA

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