Arid Lands Lecture Series

The Agency of Water: Scarcity, Abundance, and Design in Dialog

Vinayak Bharne
Urbanism, Infrastructure & the Urban Water Crisis: Perspectives from Asia & the American Southwest

Dilip da Cunha

Negotiated Landscapes: Mississippi, Bangalore, and Mumbai

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
7:00 pm

Vinayak Bharne, a practicing urban designer and planner, teaches at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. His work has focused on the critical conservation and reuse of indigenous infrastructures as catalysts for sustainable urban growth and development, with ongoing projects in Iran, India and the American southwest. He is a contributing author of Los Angeles: Building the Polycentric Region (2005), and the forthcoming Aesthetics of Sustainable Architecture (mid 2011).

Dilip da Cunha, an architect and planner, serves on the faculty of Parsons School of Design, New York and the University of Pennsylvania. With Anuradha Mathur, his work has focused on cultural and ecological dimensions of contentious landscapes, wet and dry. His work includes Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape (2001); Deccan Traverses: the Making of Bangalore's Terrain (2006); and SOAK: Mumbai in an Estuary (2009).

Hadley Arnold, co-director of the Arid Lands Institute, will moderate a discussion on water infrastructure, design strategy, and the public realm

Update to the lineup and dates can be found here: Arid Lands Institute lecture series

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