New Urban Forms, New Fields of Inquiry Conference: China and India

When:
April 17, 2015 – April 18, 2015 all-day
2015-04-17T00:00:00-04:00
2015-04-19T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Wollman Hall
65 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
India China Institute
212-229-6812

 

New Urban Forms, New Fields of Inquiry: China and India will explore new ways of looking at the interplay of the conceptual and the material in studies of urban India and China. A collaborative and exploratory field-building exercise, this conference will pursue alternatives to theories of social science and design that sometimes draw upon universalist and/or linear assumptions about processes such as capitalism, urbanization, and modernity. Instead, our conference participants, many of whom have engaged in ethnographic, interpretive, or other qualitative approaches to urban forms and processes, will pursue new concepts and expose areas of future inquiry based on their work on urban and urbanized spaces of China and India. ICI believes that a conference engaging scholars committed to theorizing from careful, contextualized studies of Chinese and Indian cities has the potential to create new fields of inquiry. Please check back for updates on logistical information about this conference.

Keynote Speaker:

cropped-mcgee_terryTerry McGee

Professor, Former Director
Institute of Asian Research
University of British Columbia