Anthony Acciavatti

Anthony Acciavatti is a historian, cartographer, and architect. He is a principal of Somatic Collaborative and a founding editor of Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism. His work has been published in the New York Times, Cabinet, Architectural Design, and Topos among other places.

Acciavatti is the author of Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India’s Ancient River (awarded the 2016 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize), the first comprehensive mapping and history of India’s Ganges River basin in half a century. He has spent the last decade hiking, driving, and boating across the Ganges in order to map it and to understand the growing conflicts over water for drinking, agriculture, and industry. Combining fieldwork with archival research, the book is an atlas of the enterprise to transform the Ganges. Along with the book, Ganges Water Machine is an internationally traveling exhibition.

His research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation along with the Graham Foundation and Princeton University, and his work on the Ganges by a J. William Fulbright Fellowship as well as grants and fellowships from the Ford Foundation and Harvard University.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4685‑1 Summer 2018
Urban Theory + Design in Post Industrial Age
Noah Chasin, Anthony Acciavatti Required for UD
114 Avery
TU 10 AM - 2 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
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