Asian Symposium: Alternative Urbanism in the Global South

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Asian Geography Specialty Group, Development Geographies Specialty Group, Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM
Room: 8212, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: BIKRAMADITYA CHOUDHARY, Diganta Das, Arun Tripathi
Chairs: Balbir Butola

Call for Submissions

Urbanism is one of the most talked about and researched themes across academia. However, multiple nuances of urbanism especially from the global south remain unexplored. The different types of negotiations result in multiple forms of governance in these cities. People in these cities live in relative adversity and develop new forms of negotiations with their immediate neighbourhood and also with the agencies of the state. The availability of essential services in these cities is more often limited to the elites living in better parts of the cities. There emerge secondary circuits of water-supply, paid toilet facilities, open drains and so on for the larger sections of the population, who get confined in smaller geographical spaces. The representation of such imageries still are varied and often marred with contradictions. One the one hand in the promotional videos, and images they are shown as the ‘cities of tomorrow’; they also are used to generate capitals through representations like ‘slumdog millionaires’. The existing and evolving exclusions are getting accentuated and are on display in multiple forms: ranging from exclusionary neighbourhood to exclusionary aesthetics.
Call for Papers:
Without exhausting all possibilities, paper topics may include:
• The multiple forms of exclusions in the Global South
• Representations and representative aesthetics in the cities of Global South
• Accounts of negotiations/ resistance/resilience in Global South cities
• Social and political structures contributing ‘exclusionary structures’
• Smart cities and emerging issues of accumulation and dispossession
• Theoretical possibilities about alternative urbanization in the global south
• Methodological approaches to alternative urbanism
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words along with registration PIN to Diganta Das (diganta.das@nie.edu.sg) or Bikramaditya K Choudhary (bkcjnu@gmail.com) by October 20, 2018 to be considered for the paper session


Description

Urbanism is one of the most talked about and researched themes across academia. However, multiple nuances of urbanism especially from the global south remain unexplored. The different types of negotiations result in multiple forms of governance in these cities. People in these cities live in relative adversity and develop new forms of , with their immediate neighbourhood and also with the agencies of the state. The availability of essential services in these cities is more often limited to the elites living in better parts of the cities. There emerge secondary circuits of water-supply, paid toilet facilities, open drains and so on for the larger sections of the population, who get confined in smaller geographical spaces. The representation of such imageries still are varied and often marred with contradictions. One the one hand in the promotional videos, and images they are shown as the ‘cities of tomorrow’; they also are used to generate capitals through representations like ‘slumdog millionaires’. The existing and evolving exclusions are getting accentuated and are on display in multiple forms: ranging from exclusionary neighbourhood to exclusionary aesthetics.
Call for Papers:
Without exhausting all possibilities, paper topics may include:
• The multiple forms of exclusions in the Global South
• Representations and representative aesthetics in the cities of Global South
• Accounts of negotiations/ resistance/resilience in Global South cities
• Social and political structures contributing ‘exclusionary structures resistance/resilience’
• Smart cities and emerging issues of accumulation and dispossession
• Theoretical possibilities about an alternative neighbourhood in the global south
• Methodological approaches to alternative urbanism
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words along with registration PIN to Diganta Das (diganta.das@nie.edu.sg) or Bikramaditya K Choudhary (bkcjnu@gmail.com) by October 20, 2018, to be considered for the paper session


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Diganta Das Nanyang Technological University 12 1:10 PM
Presenter Balbir Butola*, CSRD, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, NEW DELHI INDIA, Rhizome City 20 1:22 PM
Presenter Arun Kumar Tripathi*, University of Delhi, Dark Shades on Glittering Spaces: Excluding Masses in “Inclusive City” 17 1:42 PM
Presenter Sothun Nop*, The Universitity of New South Wales, Alec Thornton , The University of New South Wales, Community participation in modern urban development planning: A case of Phnom Penh city, Cambodia 17 1:59 PM
Presenter Shoshana Goldstein*, Cornell University, Urban Villages and Class Transformation in Gurgaon, India 17 2:16 PM
Presenter BIKRAMADITYA CHOUDHARY*, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Making and Unmaking of Exclusionary Spaces in Indian City: A case of Banaras 17 2:33 PM

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