Pipe Politics, Contested Waters: Embedded Infrastructures of Millennial Mumbai

When Oct 05, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where University Club & Alumni Center, Balroom B
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-2247
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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.

As a part of the UofL College of Arts & Sciences' "Meet the Professor" series, Dr. Lisa Björkman, from the Department of Urban and Public Affairs, 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.

Admission (includes lunch): $15/person or $10/students

Reservations are required. Contact: Janna Tajibaeva, 502-852-2247, janna@louisville.edu

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