Dilip da Cunha

Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design

Dilip da Cunha is an architect and planner. He is coauthor of Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape (Yale University Press, 2001), Deccan Traverses: the Making of Bangalore’s Terrain (Delhi: Rupa & Co., 2006) and Soak: Mumbai in an Estuary (Delhi: NGMA and Rupa & Co., 2009), and, more recently co-editor of Design in the Terrain of Water (A+RD Publishers, San Francisco, 2014). Da Cunha, with his partner Anuradha Mathur, have focused their work on a concern for how water is visualized and engaged in ways that leads to conditions of its excess and scarcity. Their work also draws out opportunities that water’s fluidities and complexities offer for new visualizations of terrain and design imagination. It guides their teaching and design studios but also their research and practice. Da Cunha is Adjunct Professor at the School of Design, University of Pennsylvania and on the faculty at Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology in Bangalore.