OUR MISSION: TO ENRICH POLICY-MAKING WITH INNOVATIVE APPROACHES USING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR A SUSTAINABLE, SECURE AND INCLUSIVE SOCIETY

events attended

  • Talk on Between the Monsoon and the Sea: Re-visualizing Mumbai's Terrain

    August 23, 2010

    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.