Lecture series: Anthony Acciavatti

Jan 23 2017 - 6:30pm
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7

Form + Energy Lecture

Anthony Acciavatti

Columbia University and Somatic Collaborative, New York

Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India’s Ancient River

Anthony Acciavatti is a historian, cartographer, and architect. He is the author of Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India’s Ancient River (awarded the 2016 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize), the first comprehensive mapping and history of India's Ganges River basin in half a century. He has spent the last decade hiking, driving, and boating across the Ganges in order to map it and to understand the growing conflicts over water for drinking, agriculture, and industry. Combining fieldwork with archival research, the book is an atlas of the enterprise to transform the Ganges. Along with the book, Ganges Water Machine is an internationally traveling exhibition.

Anthony is a principal of Somatic Collaborative and a founding editor of architecture and urbanism journal, Manifest. His work has been published in The New York Times, Cabinet, Architectural Design, and Topos, among others.

He also teaches at Columbia University in New York and is currently a fellow in the Program in Agrarian Studies at Yale.

Lecture sponsored by BC Hydro Power Smart.