We are delighted to announce that our ‘Gendering the Smart City’ #GSCProject network participants, the ‘Khadar Ki Ladkiyan [Khadar Girls]’ who we previously worked with in Madanpur Khadar JJ Colony (one of Delhi’s many slum resettlement colonies), this resulting in our ‘Khadar Ki Ladkiyan [Khadar Girls]’ hip hop song and music video and WhatsApp diaries and selfie initiatives, participated in the One Billion Rising South Asia #VDay celebrations at Central Park, Connaught Place, Rajiv Chowk, New Delhi, India on 10th February 2019.
Watch and share the videos of their performance below:
They performed their ‘#KhadarKiLadkiyan [#KhadarGirls]’ freestyle hip hop rap song accompanied by a choreographed dance on stage before thousands during the event celebrating feminist music, dance, theatre and poetry as part of the international One Billion Rising #VDay day of global solidarity.
The event was organised by One Billion Rising Delhi in collaboration with Sangat Network.
You can find out more about the event in Delhi here and the #VDay2019 events all over the world here and here.
On Monday 28th January 2019, we had our ‘Gendering the Smart City’ research network project team findings and impact feedback meeting with our Advisory Board consisting of Professor Katherine Brickell (Professor of Human Geography, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London), Dr Melissa Butcher (Reader in Social and Cultural Geography, Department of Geography, Birkbeck, University of London), Professor Cathy McIlwaine (Professor of Development Geography, Department of Geography, King’s College London) and Dr Katharine Willis (Associate Professor (Reader), School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Plymouth).
Find out more about our Advisory Board members here.
Check out all of the Tweets from the UK-India network team member work package presentations and Advisory Board feedback discussions from the day below: