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Dilip da Cunha

Dilip da Cunha is an architect and planner based in Philadelphia and Bangalore, and Adjunct Professor at the Columbia GSAPP. 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 editor of Design in the Terrain of Water (2014). His most recent book, The Invention of Rivers: Alexander’s Eye and Ganga’s Descent, was published by University of Pennsylvania Press in 2019. The book has received the 2020 ASLA Honor award and the J.B. Jackson Book Prize.

In 2017, Mathur and Da Cunha initiated a design platform called Ocean of Wetness directed to imaging and imagining habitation in ubiquitous wetness rather than on a land-water surface. In 2017, da Cunha was a joint recipient of a Pew Fellowship Grant, and in 2020 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Courses

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
UD STUDIO - FAYERWEATHER
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6 :30 PM , F 3:30-5:30
FULL SEMESTER
9 Points
11468
A6851‑1 Spring 2019
Studio III: Resilient Cities: Water Urbanism in Can Tho, Vietnam and Pune, India
Aerial rendering of "Metro, Myna and the Mula-Mutha" by Alexandra Burkhardt, Lorena Galvão, and Maria Palomares
Aerial rendering of "Metro, Myna and the Mula-Mutha" by Alexandra Burkhardt, Lorena Galvão, and Maria Palomares
Aerial rendering of "Metro, Myna and the Mula-Mutha" by Alexandra Burkhardt, Lorena Galvão, and Maria Palomares
Kate Orff, Dilip da Cunha, Geeta Mehta, Thaddeus Pawlowski, Linh Pham, Julia Watson
TBA
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6 :30 PM , F 3:30-5:30
Full Semester
9 Points
10029
A6830‑1 Fall 2018
The City and What It Is Not
Dilip da Cunha Syllabus
300 Buell South
F 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
68096