Professor, Landscape Architecture Department, School of Design (PennDesign), University of Pennsylvania
Anuradha Mathur is a Professor in the Landscape Architecture Department, School of Design (PennDesign) at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Last updated: February 12, 2019 Philadelphia, USA
Anuradha Mathur is an architect and landscape architect, and in collaboration with her partner, Dilip da Cunha, has focused her artistic and design expertise on cultural and ecological issues of contentious landscapes.
She holds a BArch from the School of Architecture, Ahmedabad (1986) and an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania (1991).
Anuradha Mathur co-authored, with Dilip da Cunha, Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape (Yale UP, 2001); Deccan Traverses: The Making of Bangalore's Terrain (Rupa, 2006); Soak: Mumbai in an Estuary (National Gallery of Modern Art/Rupa, 2009); and Design in the Terrain of Water (Applied Research & Design Publishing, 2014).
She conceived and curated an international symposium titled In the Terrain of Water, held at PennDesign in 2011 and 2012.
She was invited to lead a PennDesign team with Dilip da Cunha for Structures of Coastal Resilience, a project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2013-14. Their team’s focus was Norfolk and the Hampton Roads area of coastal Virginia where they are in dialog with local agencies, institutions, and the US Army Corps of Engineers on the future of coastal infrastructure and settlement in the face of sea level rise.
She was a workshop expert on Estuary Infrastructure at the 5th International Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction dedicated to “Infrastructure Space” held April 7-9, 2016 in Detroit, USA.