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Infrastructure vs. the City: The Territorial Capture of Water

Fri, Nov 10, 2017    1pm

Infrastructure vs. the City: The Territorial Capture of Water

Arindam Dutta in conversation with Kate Orff

Arindam Dutta is a Visiting Professor at Columbia GSAPP, and Associate Professor of Architectural History and Director of the History, Theory, Criticism Program in Art and Architecture at MIT. Dutta is also the Director of the MIT Infrastructure Architecture Lab set up to conduct research and propose strategies regarding the relationships between broad, macroeconomic factors driving built infrastructure and the specificities of architectural and urban form. Dutta obtained his Ph.D. in the History of Architecture from Princeton University in 2001. He has degrees in architectural design from the Harvard Design School and the School of Architecture in Ahmedabad, India. Graduating with gold medals from his undergraduate institution in India, Dutta has been the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, the Getty Fellowship, in addition to numerous research grants and awards. Dutta’s articles have appeared in the Journal of Society of Architectural Historians, Grey Room, the Journal of Arts and Ideas, and Perspecta.

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