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Mathanraj Ratinam

Mathanraj   Ratinam

Assistant Professor of Design Strategies , Design Strategies

Assistant Professor of Design Strategies

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  • Mathan Ratinam is an Assistant Professor in the School of Design Strategies at Parsons The New School for Design. In this role he co-ordinates the Humanitarian Design Platform conducting design research with and consulting for various external partners from the humanitarian, NGO and development community including the Red Cross, Oxfam America, World Bank and the UN (UNHCR, UNISDR and UNU). Previously at Columbia University he directed the Moving Image Lab at Columbia (MILC), a project-based research lab exploring the role of film and animation in architecture and design, and taught courses in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. His work has been screened in film festivals internationally and he continues to publish in the areas of digital representation for architecture, animation and visual effects for film. Trained as an architect, he spent his earlier years working at the offices of Daniel Libeskind in Berlin and Diller, Scofidio + Renfro in New York before moving into film and animation. He is now a practicing filmmaker and academic leading efforts to assist vulnerable communities with projects that couple people from the humanitarian and development fields with design researchers and practitioners.

    Research Interests:

    animation,architecture,design research,documentary,film

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