Exhibition on ‘The River Ganga: India’s Iconic Water Machine’ at New Delhi, April 19-21, 2018 and Roorkee April 25-26, 2018

Visit this exhibition that provides the first comprehensive visualization of the hyper-engineered landscape of the Ganga at the American Centre, New Delhi and later at NIH, Roorkee.

What is the exhibition about

The river Ganga forms one of the most densely populated river basins in the world. It is also a highly engineered hydrological super-surface. Human activity combined with the dynamic nature of the monsoons has resulted in the river undergoing radical physical changes every year. For any future directive regarding the development and management of the Ganga to be effective, capturing this dynamism is essential. 

The Ganga (Image Source: Anthony Acciavatti)

 

 

This exhibition, ‘The River Ganga: India’s Iconic Water Machine,’ has been researched and designed by Dr. Anthony Acciavatti from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University. Dr. Anthony Acciavatti is Adjunct Assistant Professor, GSAPP, Columbia University. He spent a decade hiking, driving, and boating across the Ganga in order to map the river and authored Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India’s Ancient River, which was awarded the 2016 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize.

By combining techniques from the arts and sciences, Acciavatti has created the first comprehensive visual profile of the Ganga River Basin in 50 years. This exhibition is a curated excerpt of his systematic, decade-long mapping of the basin’s infrastructural transformation that resulted in more than 25,000 photographs, 15 sketchbooks’ worth of drawings, 1,000 journal entries, and 350 original charts.

Exhibition at the American Centre, New Delhi

Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai and the American Center, invite you to this exhibition to be held at New Delhi on:

Dates: April 19-21, 2018

Timing: 9am-5pm

Venue: American Center, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, near Barakhamba Metro Station, New Delhi.

Please visit this website to know more about the event .

You can also register by writing to mumbai.cgc@columbia.edu.

The details of the exhibition and workshop on 'Data Visualization for Environmental Change' held on April 20, 2018 as a part of this event are attached below:

Exhibition at the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee

Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai and the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee, invite you to this exhibition to be held at Roorkee on:

Date: April 25

Timing:10am-6pm

Date: April 26

Timing: 10am-12pm

Venue: National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) Roorkee.

To register, please write to mumbai.cgc@columbia.edu

The details of the exhibition are attached below:

April 19, 2018 9:00AM

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