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Indian Urbanity: Waste, Value, and Commons

Past Series, SOF/Heyman Workshops

dateNovember 1, 2013 timeFriday, 3:00pm–6:00pm EDT location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
  • Project on Subaltern Urbanism
South Asian statue sitting among large pile of garbage

Professor Vinay Gidwani will discuss his current work on labor processes and ecologies in agrarian and urban settings, as well as capitalist transformations of these environments. The talk will relate to his book project centered in Delhi called The Afterlives of Waste, which examines the spatial histories, political uses, and political economy of ‘waste’ as both commodity detritus and social excess.