Past Event

Workshop on Data Visualization for Environmental Change

April 20, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The American Center, New Delhi

Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai and the American Center invite you to a workshop led by Dr. Anthony Acciavatti from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) on data visualization to look at new techniques of imaging  water ecologies over time.

This workshop will use open-access satellite imagery and census data to investigate methods and techniques of building environmental data sets from the ground up. The goal of the workshop is to strengthen and sharpen the ways in which we collect and interpret data so as to re-orient how we navigate, inhabit, and define the environment.

About Anthony Acciavatti

Anthony Acciavatti

Dr. Anthony Acciavatti is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is the author of the award winning Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India’s Ancient River, the first comprehensive visualization and history of the Ganga River basin in half a century. His work on the Ganga has been exhibited in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Dr. Acciavatti’s work spans the disciplines of science, art, architecture, engineering, and history. In particular, he studies how we claim knowledge of the environment through drawings, models, and direct experience. He  holds degrees from Harvard and Princeton universities as well as the Rhode Island School of Design. He has also taught at Princeton University and the Rhode Island School of Design.

He is currently a Mellon Fellow at Princeton University where he is working on a book and film about the monsoons.