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Dilip da Cunha

Dilip da Cunha, an architect and planner, works out of Philadelphia and Bangalore. He is author with Anuradha Mathur of Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape (2001); Deccan Traverses: The Making of Bangalore’s Terrain (2006); Soak: Mumbai in an Estuary (2009); and Design in the Terrain of Water (2014). His most recent book, The Invention of Rivers: Alexander’s Eye and Ganga’s Descent, is forthcoming from University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. In 2017, Mathur and da Cunha launched Ocean of Wetness, a design platform that seeks to situate the past, present, and future of habitation in a ubiquitous wetness rather than on a land-water surface. Also in 2017, Mathur and da Cunha received a Pew Fellowship Grant in recognition of their collaborative work that imagines new possibilities for design of the built environment and challenges the lines separating land and water, urban and rural, formal and informal environments, among others. They are currently working on a multimedia exhibition titled The Ocean of Rain. Da Cunha has a masters from MIT and a PhD from UC Berkeley.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6851‑1 Spring 2020
Urban Design Studio III
Ud orff stutiganatra sp20 map 2
Ud orff talfuerst claudiakleffmann laszlokovacs victoriavuono sp20 04 filtration terraces
 ud orff shuo han,yuan qin,zhen hua,zhou wu, sp20 scenario1
Kate Orff, Lee Altman, Adriana Chavez, Dilip da Cunha, Geeta Mehta, Thaddeus Pawlowski, Julia Watson, Fitsum Gelaye
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6 :30 PM , F 3:30-5:30
9 Points