Lecture: AbdouMaliq Simone on collective operations in urban settings
Despite a flood of knowledge, urban residents increasingly do not know where they are. It’s not a matter of geographical illiteracy or social confusion. Rather, the complexities of urban environments mean that a kind of darkness prevails, with residents unable to come up with a coherent working narrative for their feelings and situations.
Prof Simone will explore the ways in which residents, particularly in Jakarta and Hyderabad, deal with this darkness, where countervailing realities all seem to be equally possible; where the haphazard and brazenly opportunistic expansions of built environments reaffirm or cultivate interiors of care, of people looking out for each other.
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