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SAI Event Topic : Urbanization


Production of City Space in India: Class, Caste, and Grayness

Production of City Space in India: Class, Caste, and Grayness
Sripad Motiram, Associate Professor of Economics and Affiliated Faculty, Asian Studies Department, University of Massachusetts Boston Vamsi Vakulabharanam, Co-Director, Asian Political Economy Program (Political Economy Research Institute) and Associate Professor of...

Sri Lankan Narrations and Building Schemes by Minnette de Silva

Sri Lankan Narrations and Building Schemes by Minnette de Silva
In her building and writing, architect Minnette de Silva sought to recreate a “felicitous community spirit” across social and cultural differences, as stated in her memoir — a text on the significant multi-family housing project her office undertook. In this event,...

Colossus: Delhi in Theory

Colossus: Delhi in Theory

India’s National Capital Region now includes parts of four states and about 30 million people. It is in the vanguard of global urban change of a particular type—the rise of the colossal metropolis. What do we know and can say about its spatial structure (and change) and social structure (and change)? How well does existing “urban theory” prepare us for Delhi? To what extent does Delhi prepare us for a new “urban theory”? How much of it is global, how much Indian, and how much just Delhi itself?

Nostalgia for the Future

Nostalgia for the Future

The film opens the discipline of architecture and filmmaking to self-critique and looks at the way that they imagine and construct a nation and its citizen.

Pipe Politics: Mumbai’s Contested Waters 

Pipe Politics: Mumbai’s Contested Waters 
Urbanization Seminar Lisa Bjorkman, Assistant Professor of Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville Chair: Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor in Urban Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design In the Indian city of Mumbai, two dazzling...

Caste in the time of globalization

Caste in the time of globalization
Urbanization Seminar Narendar Pani, Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India Chair: Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor in Urban Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design The challenge of combating caste discrimination in...

Techno-networks and Urban Space in Bombay Cinema

Techno-networks and Urban Space in Bombay Cinema
Urbanization Seminar Ranjani Mazumdar, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design This paper looks at the role of media and communication technologies in the imagination of...

India: the Urban Transition

India: the Urban Transition
Urbanization Seminar  Henrik Valeur, Architect-Urbanist, Founder and Creative Director of UiD Chair: Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design Can India use urbanization as a driver of economic, human and social...
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