Rhiarna Dhaliwal is a British-Indian architectural designer, researcher and educator based in London. Her work investigates global environmental and political systems that affect the future of landscapes and ecosystems. Rhiarna currently co-leads the bachelors design studio, Studio Digital Native at the Design Academy Eindhoven, is the co-founder of the all-female design collective, Xcessive Aesthetics and is part of the current cohort of the New Architecture Writers programme.
As a Design Researcher in Residence, Rhiarna will explore the geopolitical and environmental implications of resource extraction in aquatic environments. She will focus on how underwater landscapes are entangled with pollutants and toxic substances that are released as a consequence of deep-sea mining processes. Rhiarna will use digital technologies as a testing ground for future scenarios that question how we can collectively live in polluted environments.