PI Ayona Datta at the World Urban Forum 2020

Principal investigator, Prof. Ayona Datta was invited by UN-Habitat to speak at the fourth dialogue plenary session on “Frontier technologies and Innovation for Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Smart Cities”. Click here to read more.

#AanaJaana [#ComingGoing] Exhibition Story Map

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.

‘Khadar Ki Ladkiyan’ [Khadar Girls] Performance @ One Billion Rising #VDay Event

Find out more about our 'Gendering the Smart City' #GSCProject participant 'Khadar Ki Ladkiyan [Khadar Girls]' performance of their hip hop rap song during the One Billion Rising South Asia #VDay celebrations at Central Park, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India on 10th February 2019.

Indian women from the outskirts of Delhi are taking selfies to claim their right to the city

Selfies document women’s struggles and accomplishments, as they step out from their traditional roles in the home, into the male-dominated public realm of the city. Read 'Gendering the Smart City' #GSCProject Principal Investigator Dr. Ayona Datta's article on our findings from our WhatsApp diaries and 'Khadar Ki Ladkiyan [Khadar Girls]' music video initiatives in The Conversation.

Advisory Board Feedback Meeting

Find out more about our 'Gendering the Smart City' #GSCProject research network team feedback meeting with our Advisory Board in January 2019.

‘Khadar Ki Ladkiyan’ – An Exploration of Music as a Medium of Expression

Read about our new 'Gendering the Smart City' #GSCProject initiative producing 'Khadar Ki Ladkiyan [Khadar Girls]', a song and music video exploring young women's stories of urban mobility and safety co-produced with women participants from Delhi's urban peripheries in this blog by Sunayana Wadhawan, Sound Artist.

#MeToo has arrived in India, and it’s changing how technology is used to fight injustice

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.

Call for Papers: American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting ‘Gendering the Smart City: Towards Just & Feminist Urban Futures’ #aagDC

Urban Futures Research Domain

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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Curating the Gendered City with WhatsApp

Read about our new 'Gendering the Smart City' #GSCProject activity producing WhatsApp diaries of young women's digital stories of mobility in India by Project Research Assistant Arya Thomas.

Gendered Data in Smart Cities Story Map

Explore our 'Gendering the Smart City' #GSCProject gendered data in smart cities story map created by Sasha Mahajan, urban planner at Jacobs, in partnership with our societal partners Safetipin and Jagori in India.