Sunand Prasad

Senior Partner Penoyre & Prasad LLP

President, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 2007-2009

Sunand joined Cape Farewell on the 2008 Disko Bay Expedition, visiting the spectacular Disko Bay area of West Greenland with over 40 international artists, journalists and scientists.

The award winning architectural practice Sunand co-founded is well known for its commitment to sustainable design which puts people at its centre and engages with other arts. Currently President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), he was a founding Commissioners of the UK Government’s Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. He has written about climate change, architecture and cultural diversity, the value of design, urbanism and domestic architecture of North India, and the work of Le Corbusier. Sunand has taught and lectured in many schools of architecture and elsewhere and lives with his family in a house designed and built with friends.

Iceberg through the porthole of the Grigory Mikheev in Disko Bay
Icebergs photographed from the deck of the Grigory Mikheev as we approach Disko Bay
Sunand Prasad during the 2008 Disko Bay expedition
Geoscientist Carol Cotterill looks at layers of sediments under the sea bed in Disko Bay in the survey profiles completed during the expedition
Walking on Little Eqe, near the mouth of the Disko Bay ice fjord
Justifying Bad Behaviour, an artwork by Francesca Galeazzi created during the expedition
Godhavn shore littered with ice
Uummannaq, the most northerly settlement we visited during the expedition
Ryuichi Sakamoto records sound at the mouth of Sermeg Avangnardleq Glacier
David Buckland, Martha Wainwright, KT Tunstall, Jarvis Cocker, Feist and Vanessa Carlton
Oceanographer Emily Venables deploys the Argo float, a remote unit programmed to follow and monitor the West Greenland Current
Artwork by Sunand Prasad visualising the volume of one tonne of CO2, the average emission per person per month in the UK
KT Tunstall and Oceanographer Emily Venables review maps of the Disko Bay area during the expedition
Disko Bay

Sunand Prasad during the 2008 Disko Bay expedition