Panel 3: Under Cities

Sarah Harrison – ‘Contingent Infrastructures: Waste, Violence and Community in Contemporary Mumbai’

Maurizio Marinelli – ‘The Politics of Aesthetics and the Critique of Violence in Urban China: The Case of Tianjin Between Past and Present’

In the workshop’s third panel, Sarah Harrison opens with a discussion of how the marginal spaces of Mumbai are represented in Katherine Boo’s literary non-fiction book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers (2010), whilst Maurizio Marinelli brings Chinese cities—and particularly a case study of Tianjin’s highly planned urban development—into the discussion in a move that continues the Network’s comparative dimensions.


(From the fourth Planned Violence Workshop, ‘Comparative Infrastructures, South and North’, held in Oxford in September 2015)

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