Decentralising and Democratising Energy
with Neel Tamhane, Solar Strategy Lead from SPACE10
I first came across Neel Tamhane’s work when he was featured in the documentary 2040. He was working in Bangladesh helping villages to produce, consume, share or sell electricity.
Fluid urbanism: Synthesising urban commons with water
– Riya Soni
The Mahakali lake lies on the Sabarmati river’s western side, as a part of the Tekra-Talav system in western Ahmedabad. Tekra-Talav system is the r…
Cities, eco-systems and embedded expressions: Towards performative regeneration
– Anjali Karol Mohan, Mohan S. Rao and Rahul Paul
This paper traces the shift from sustainability – argued to be an ‘exhausted term’ – to regenerative cities.
Essential workers, caring, space and COVID-19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
– Mayra Luciana Diaz, TU Berlin
As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic during the first few months of 2020 different countries and cities of the world saw their commercial …
Exposing the inequalities faced by Mumbai’s ‘informal’ residents
– Sima Bhattarai, TU Berlin
Throughout the world, public health measures of maintaining proper hygiene, physical distancing and self-isolation have been implemented to contain …
From the “disease of the rich” to the “disease of the poor”: Inequality, social perception and COVID-19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
– Ana Villasenin, TU Berlin
During the COVID-19 pandemic social and economic inequalities have become both more visible and more polarized, which can be seen in the different …
A journey through agro-industrial territories of palm oil production in Southeast Asia
– Hans Hortig
In 2015 a group of anthropologists proposed the concept of the Plantationocene1 to describe the current practice of agrarian production and the ali…
Tolerated informality: Weak land governance and dualism at the Chinese urban-rural interface
– Ava Lynam
The increasing scale and pace of urban expansion over recent decades has resulted in uneven socio-spatial development across the globe, polarising inequalities between…
Sold (– A Letter from Ahmedabad)
– Vidisha Barwal
And here I am, amidst the puffs
Of smoke, flying dust.
For the future’s lure,
My breath is sold.
Uncharted Terrain: the clash between “risk management” and informal urbanisation
– Erich Wolff
The ideas of insurgent citizenship and participatory planning also acknowledge the failure of the State in providing equal opportunities for all citizens in contemporary cities, but they propose different solutions for it.