Graduate Lecture Series: Nashin Mahtani
October 28, 2021
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is thrilled to welcome humanitarian designer, architect, theorist, activist and artist Nashin Mahtani!
Join this event virtually on PNCA LiveVideo, PNCA’s YouTube channel Free and Open to the Public. All are welcome.
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 PetaBencana.id, 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.
In 2021 she was recognized by Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 for her contributions to the region’s social issues. Nashin was also one of five global semi-finalists for the prestigious Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award in 2019, listed as a Southeast Asian Women Leader by YSEALI in 2020, and recognized as a Women Innovator by the Information Society Innovation Fund in 2018.
Nashin’s written, design, and film work, has been widely published in numerous journals and exhibited across various international venues. She is a frequent speaker and presenter, and continues to be engaged as a guest lecturer with schools and universities including the Royal College of Art (London), McGill University (Montreal), University of Waterloo (Waterloo), Institut Teknologi Bandung (Bandung), UNNES, UNTAR, among others.
Nashin previously worked as a designer & researcher with the Urban Risk Lab at MIT, and as a research assistant at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture where she contributed to projects focusing on flood risk mitigation. She completed her Masters of Architecture (M.Arch ‘15) and Bachelors of Architectural Studies (BAS ‘14) at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She has previously worked as an architect in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, & Toronto.
Be sure to see MA Critical Studies Student, Jason Le, moderate Andrew Tay and Stephen Thompson's discussion of their performance, Make Banana Cry!
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is happy to present a panel discussion with scholars Christopher Ian Foster + Carmen P. Thompson!
Launch your future in art and design! Visit with counselors, admissions team members, and faculty from art and design schools for a portfolio review before applying to colleges or universities.
Join PNCA's MFA Applied Craft + Design Chair Sara Huston, faculty member and mentor Abbie Miller and artist and craftswoman Annica Cuppetelli in conversation as they delve into their individual use of both hand work and machine techniques, and share their research on the various layers of production and information that are intertwined with objects, processes, and materials, as well as their need to evolve, adapt, and establish craft in relationship to making and industry. The event will be at GMA Architects, where Miller’s ongoing exhibition serves as a backdrop for the talk.
October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
GMA Architects Office building, 240 N Broadway, Unit 203 Portland, OR 97227
This event is part of Portland Textile Month https://www.textilex.org/event/the-evolving-hand/