Researchers from CSTEP attended a talk on Between the Monsoon and the Sea: Re-visualizing Mumbai's Terrain delivered by Prof. Dilip da Cunha and Dr. Anuradha Mathur from University of Pennsylvania, USA organised at CSTEP.
Abstract of the presentation: This presentation will focus on our most recent work on Mumbai where people have been cultured to see the sea and monsoon as outsiders and visitors. It is a visualization that lies at the heart of design practices, planning attitudes and scientific investigations. It perpetuates a language of landscape that has set Mumbai on a trajectory of war with the sea and monsoon, encouraging practices directed to prediction and control. We offer an alternative that sees Mumbai in an estuary, a fluid gradient where solutions to problems of settlement are necessarily resolved by building resilience in the face of complexity.