[CSH-CPR Workshop #Hybrid] Sensuous City: A Neighbourhood Approach (D. N. Pathak)

[CSH-CPR Workshop #Hybrid] Sensuous City: A Neighbourhood Approach (D. N. Pathak)

Event Details

The Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) & Centre for Policy Research (CPR)

are pleased to invite you to a Hybrid Urban Workshop (n°158)


Dr. Dev Nath Pathak

(Founding faculty of sociology at South Asian University)


Sensuous City: A Neighbourhood Approach


Tuesday, 25 April 2023, at 3:45 pm IST onwards

The event will be in hybrid mode at the CPR office (Conference Room, Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi) and over Zoom.

About the Talk:

Urban South Asia, from the perspective of neighbourhood and neighbourliness, presents a curious challenge to the intellectual orthodoxy as well as the contemporary preoccupations with the neighbourhood as a unit of planning and studies. The affective socio-spatial and sensorial experiences of non-metropolitan, small and intermediate cities, hint at neighbourhoods as a key to exploring the textures of urban life. In such an approach there are vivid linkages between urban lived spaces and social life; memory, migration, and exile; and the city and its society through practices of everyday life in neighbourhoods. The urban, thus, is an array of sensuous experiences in their regional specificities and in a broader context of the Global South. This is so, in spite of the ifs and buts of urbanism.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Dev Nath Pathak is a founding faculty of sociology at South Asian University (a University of SAARC nations) and among many of his publications, the latest book is In Defence of the Ordinary: Everyday Awakenings (Bloomsbury), other than a book in Hindi titled Panchbhoot: Ek Sanskritik Shaikshnik Vimarsh (Setu Prakashan). He is also a founder editor of a YouTube based academic space

This is the hundred and fifty-eight (158) in a series of Urban Workshops planned by the Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), New Delhi and Centre for Policy Research (CPR). These workshops seek to provoke public discussion on issues relating to the development of the city and try to address all its facets including its administration, culture, economy, society and politics. For further information, please contact: Stéphanie Tawa Lama of CSH at tawalama@ehess.frMukta Naik at mukta@cprindia.org or Marie-Hélène Zerah at marie-helene.zerah@ird.fr

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