Dr. Dulmini Perera is an architect and architectural historian with a research interest in design models and methods emerging through the interdisciplinary exchanges between architecture and systems sciences. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Hong Kong and has worked as a researcher, practitioner and media presenter in Sri Lanka, Netherlands, and New Zealand before joining DIA in 2017.
Her current research focuses broadly on architectural research methods. She is particularly interested in the connection between methods and mess ( or wicked problems) in its many forms such as environmental crisis, institutional crisis, a crisis of design agency, etc.
Her current studios and publications are focused on collectively developing systemic tools that aid designers in dealing with these messy situations.