Graduate Lecture Series: Nashin Mahtani

"The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is thrilled to welcome Nashin Mahtani as part of our Fall Graduate Lecture Series. Nashin is a humanitarian designer, architect, theorist, activist and artist.

Nashin Mahtani is currently the director of Yayasan Peta Bencana (Disaster Map Foundation), a South-East Asian based non-profit organization developing software infrastructures for community-led disaster co-management. She co-led the expansion of the life-saving plaform, from a real-time flood mapping platform serving 50 million people in Indonesia to a multi-hazard mapping platform serving over 350 million people in South East Asia. Supporting the development of one of the largest open source software projects for climate adaptation, her activism is dialectically driven by theory, scholarship and anthropology. With a background in architecture, Nashin’s applied and research investigations center around water polities and infrastructures, communication and media philosophies, and epigenetic adaptations. She is also principal co-investigator of MERA, a research and design collective investigating the future articulation of governance structures foregrounded in ecological homeostasis."
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