B.Arch., School of Architecture, Ahmedabad (1986)
M.L.A., University of Pennsylvania (1991)
Anuradha Mathur, an architect and landscape architect, is Professor and Associate Chair of the Landscape Architecture Department. In collaboration with her partner, Dilip da Cunha, she has focused her artistic and design expertise on cultural and ecological issues of contentious landscapes. Their investigations have taken them to diverse terrains, including the Lower Mississippi, New York, Sundarbans, Bangalore, Mumbai and, most recently, Jerusalem. An underlying thread in Mathur's work is a concern for how water is visualized and engaged in ways that lead to conditions of its excess and scarcity, but also the opportunities that its fluidity offers for new visualizations of terrain, design imagination, and design practice. In April, 2011 and 2012 she conceived and curated an international symposium titled In the Terrain of Water, at PennDesign.
She is author with Dilip da Cunha of Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape (Yale University Press, 2001); Deccan Traverses: The Making of Bangalore's Terrain (Rupa & Co., 2006), and Soak: Mumbai in an Estuary (National Gallery of Modern Art / Rupa & Co., 2009).
Mathur has been awarded the Penn State Department of Landscape Architecture 2012 John R. Bracken Fellow.
Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha: Landscape Beyond Urbanism interview for Landscape Architecture Australia