Thursday 21 January 2016
Pipe Politics, Contested Waters: Embedded Infrastructures of Millennial Mumbai
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ
Speaker: Lisa Björkman, Assistant Professor of Urban Affairs at University of Louisville
Chair: Suzanne Hall, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Senior Research Associate, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science
Respondent: Ninad Pandit, Mellon Fellow in Cities and the Humanities, LSE Cities
Lisa Bjorkman will discuss her new book ‘Pipe Politics, Contested Waters: Embedded Infrastructures of Millennial Mumbai’ in this LSE Cities public lecture.The book focuses on the Indian city of Mumbai and looks at how 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. Getting water to come out of Mumbai’s pipes is an activity that requires continuous attention to and intimate knowledge of a complex and dynamic social and political hydraulic landscape.
This event is free and open to the public to attend with no advance booking necessary. For more information please see the event page.