ETIC Conference: Envisioning the Indian City

etic_conference_posterETIC Conference–“Envisioning the Indian City: People, Places, Plans”

International Conference
Envisioning the Indian City: People, Places, Plans

Centre of Advanced Study, Department of English, Jadavpur University
Monday 17th – Tuesday 18th August 2015
HL Roy Memorial Auditorium, near Gate No. 3, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Envisioning the Indian City (ETIC) is a UGC-UKIERI Thematic Partnership Project (2013-15) between the University of Liverpool, UK and Jadavpur University, India. The Project studies Indian cities as crucibles of cross-cultural encounter, with special focus on Goa, Pondicherry, Kolkata, and Chandigarh. Over the past two years, with numerous seminars, research projects, lectures and presentations, and two International Workshops held in Kolkata and Liverpool, the Project has brought together a variety of interdisciplinary approaches to urban studies, cultural history, on-site research, archives, city planning, architecture, the city in art and representation, collective memory and communities in the city.

In the third International Workshops, held at Jadavpur University on 17-18 August 2015, papers are welcome for presentations on urban encounters and exchanges through individual and community histories and histories of objects (people and things), through city-spaces, buildings, streets, water-bodies, and their transformations (places) and through forms of ‘envisioning the city’ (plans). The Workshop will be open to reflections to other Indian cities in addition to our designated four in order to allow for comparative reflections and insights.

Anne-Katrin Fenk (MOD Institute) and Rachel Lee (Institute for Architecture, TU Berlin) are invited experts and will give a lecture on “Learning from Bangalore: From princely visions to urban resilience.”

Download: ETIC Conference Programme

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