This is the fourth podcast in the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies series ‘Life in the Time of Coronavirus’ in which specialists from arts, humanities and social sciences, think about the questions that the virus poses to our ways of life, of being and self understanding, both now and in the past. In this contribution Ayona Datta, Professor of Human Geography, thinks about survival infrastructures, and their collapse or dysfunctionality in the context of the mass exodus and precarity of migrant workers, forced to forsake the city because of India’s lockdown.
Explore our 'Gendering the Smart City' #GSCProject #AanaJaana gendered data in smart cities Story Map created by Visual Voice in partnership with our participants ‘Khadar Ki Ladkiyan [Khadar Girls]', societal partners Safetipin and Jagori, and institutional partner the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi in India.
Find our more about the 'Gendering the Smart City' #GSCProject #AanaJaana [#ComingGoing] international Twitter selfie photography competition we organised to launch our 'Aana Jaana: Curating Women's Digital Stories of the City' exhibition at Mandi House metro station, New Delhi open from 1st to 31st January 2019 and have a look at the winning entry!
Find out more about our 'Gendering the Smart City' #GSCProject research network team feedback meeting with our Advisory Board in January 2019.
Explore the photo essay by photographer Rohit Madan featured in our 'Gendering the Smart City' #GSCProject exhibition entitled 'Art in Public Places - #AanaJaana: Curating Women's Digital Stories of the City' taking place at Mandi House metro station, New Delhi, India from 1st to 31st January 2019.
Read this The Conversation UK article entitled '#MeToo has arrived in India, and it’s changing how technology is used to fight injustice' by 'Gendering the Smart City' #GSCProject Principal Investigator Dr Ayona Datta, Dr Rakhi Tripathi, Centre for Digital Innovation, FORE School of Management and Dr Nabeela Ahmed, Department of Geography, King's College London.
We welcome submissions for the 2019 American Association of Geographers meeting in Washington, DC April 3-7. This large interdisciplinary conference regularly attracts 6-8,000 attendees across a broad spectrum of disciplinary homes.
Gendering the Smart City: Towards just and feminist urban futures
Organisers: Ryan Burns, Ayona Datta, Nabeela Ahmed, Max Andrucki
The critical smart cities research agenda continues to develop insights into evolving relations between the digital, the urban, and socio-political process. Attention has broadened from taxonomies and ontological questions, to ideal-types and dominant epistemologies, to interrogating the “actually-existing smart city”. This trajectory has brought to the fore variegations and fissures in the politics of the smart city within which elements of social justice can appear, where smart city visions can adapt to and address low-tech infrastructures and where populations can contest the smart city’s often business-friendly, empiricist, governmentalizing, and neoliberal tendencies. Researchers have, indeed, recently illuminated smart city models that…
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Find out more about 'Gendering the Smart City' #GSCProject Principal Investigator Dr. Ayona Datta's keynote at the 50th Conference of Irish Geographers (CIG) from 10th to 12th May 2018.
Find out more about 'Gendering the Smart City' #GSCProject Principal Investigator Dr. Ayona Datta's talk at the Digital Geographies Working Group Annual Symposium ‘Justice and the Digital’ on 6th July 2018.