Tag : urbanization
Kumbh Mela book and exhibition launch in Delhi
On Monday, August 17, SAI launched the Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity book and exhibition in Delhi with Shri Akhilesh Yadav, Honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, and Harvard faculty.
Faculty Q+A: Temporary religious landscapes in Latin America and South Asia
The Research Project on the Ephemeral City, lead by professor Rahul Mehrotra, GSD, has been engaged in documenting and systematically compiling different forms of temporary urbanism in South Asia, Latin America and worldwide.
Virtual tour: Temporary Landscapes of Religion in South Asia and Latin America
Take a virtual tour through the exhibit, which examines ephemeral configurations deployed to celebrate religious beliefs from the two regions. SAI is hosting a seminar on Wednesday, Apr. 22 about the exhibit.
The City and South Asia Podcast: The Season of Migration in the City
Listen to Namita Dharia discuss the life of a migrant worker in urban India and how the construction industry is addressing issues of child labor and women’s safety.
The City and South Asia Podcast: Floating on Waste Islands
The processes of urbanization, globalization, and climate change have made traditional methods of waste management difficult for the Maldives. In this podcast, SAI talks with Krishna Matturi, recent GSD graduate, about the country’s “unique culture of waste” and its possible solutions.
The City and South Asia
In SAI’s second annual publication, The City and South Asia, experts from a variety of fields, at both Harvard and elsewhere, have come together to hold up a cross-disciplinary lens to urban centers in South Asia.
Expert Pushes for Cost-Effective Design in India
Exploring a city’s narrative
Contemporary South Asia Student Blog: Understanding urbanism in megacities
‘The bright side of Pakistan’ – Harvard Gazette
The South Asia Institute was featured in a story in the Harvard Gazette, published on March 14, 2014. The story profiles SAI’s growing involvement in Pakistan, and the Contemporary South Asian City Conference in Karachi in January.
Symposium highlights ongoing research projects
SAI held its Annual Symposium on April 24 and 25 titled ‘South Asia Regionalism: Workshops on Shared Challenges and the Way Forward.’ The workshops highlighted and showcased ongoing faculty research projects supported by SAI. Topics included mobile technology, disaster response and mental health, urbanism in South Asia, urban water challenges, religion and secularism, and the informal economy.