Dilip da Cunha Adjunct Professor,
University of Pennsylvania
Dilip da Cunha, an architect and planner, is Adjunct Professor in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. He is also visiting faculty at Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology in Bangalore, and Graduate School of Design, Harvard University in Cambridge. He is author with Anuradha Mathur of Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape (Yale University Press, 2001); Deccan Traverses: The Making of Bangalore’s Terrain (Rupa & Co., Delhi, 2006); Soak: Mumbai in an Estuary (NGMA and Rupa & Co., Delhi, 2009); and Design in the Terrain of Water (AR+D Publishers, San Francisco, 2014). His most recent book (in review) is titled The Invention of Rivers: Alexanders’s Eye and Ganga’s Descent.
In 2011 and 2012 Mathur and da Cunha curated an international symposium titled In the Terrain of Water, held at PennDesign. (http://terrain.design.upenn.edu/about). In 2013/2014 they led a PennDesign Team for the project Structures of Coastal Resilience supported by the Rockefeller Foundation (www.structuresofcoastalresilience.org).