Pipe Politics, Contested Waters: Embedded Infrastructures of Millennial Mumbai
In the Indian city of Mumbai, two dazzling decades of urban development and roaring economic growth have presided over the steady deterioration – and sometimes spectacular breakdown- of the city’s water infrastructures. Water troubles plaque not only the more than 60% of city residents to live in ‘slums,’ but city elites as well have seen their taps grow increasingly erratic and prone to drying up. Dr. Björkman, Urban and Public Affairs Department, will talk about how water is made to flow in Mumbai by means of intimate forms of knowledge and ongoing intervention in the city’s complex and dynamic social, political, and hydraulic landscape.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University Club & Alumni Center, Balroom B, University Club
200 E. Brandeis Ave , Louisville, Kentucky 40208