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From the Rooftops: Anu Mathur
From the Rooftops is a virtual lecture series hosted by the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design.
Monday, July 6, 2020
Anu Mathur, Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
"Engaging in Place Through the Lens of a Stain"
Anuradha Mathur is an architect and landscape architect based in Philadelphia and Bangalore. Her work is focused on how water is visualized and engaged in ways that lead to conditions of its excess and scarcity, but also opportunities that its ubiquity offers for new visualizations of terrain, and resilience through design. This focus has guided her collaborative research, practice, and teaching with her partner Dilip da Cunha in diverse cultural milieus such as Mumbai, Jerusalem, the Western Ghats of India, Sundarbans, Coastal Virginia, and most recently the US–Mexico border.
She is author with Dilip da Cunha of Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape (2001), Deccan Traverses: the Making of Bangalore’s Terrain (2006) and Soak: Mumbai in an Estuary (2009), and co-editor of Design in the Terrain of Water (2014). In 2011 and 2012 Mathur and da Cunha curated an international symposium titled In the Terrain of Water, held at Weitzman School. In 2013/2014 they led a Weitzman School Team for the project Structures of Coastal Resilience for Tidewater Virginia with a focus on Norfolk supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.