Parsons Paris

Parsons Paris.

U-n-f-o-l-d: Designing for Resilience

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Mathan Ratinam will discuss his humanitarian design practice and describe how his various projects in disaster risk reduction intersect with issues of climate change

Mathan Ratinam is an assistant professor in the School of Design Strategies at Parsons The New School for Design. He co-ordinates the Humanitarian Design Platform and directs the Humanitarian Design Lab conducting design research with and advising various external partners from the humanitarian, NGO, and development community including the Red Cross (IFRC, American Red Cross), Oxfam America, World Bank, and the United Nations (UNHCR, UNISDR and UNU) and has been awarded research grants with the role of Principal Investigator from various branches of the United Nations and the World Bank. 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.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition U-n-f-o-l-d: A Cultural Response to Climate Change.  Please see for more information.


Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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