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08 January 2018

Event: Monsoon Waters Symposium

Monsoon Waters Symposium
12, 13 April 2018
University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS, Rm 416

Monsoon Waters is the second in a series of symposia convened by the ERC funded Monsoon Assemblages project. It will comprise inter-disciplinary panels, key-note addresses and an exhibition and bring together established and young scholars and designers from a range of disciplines, knowledge systems and practices to engage in conversations about the ontologies, epistemologies, histories, politics, practices and spatialities of monsoon water.

Confirmed key note speakers at the symposium are:

Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha: landscape architects based in Philadelphia, USA and Bangalore, India, whose work is focused on how water is conceptualised and visualised in ways that lead to conditions of its excess and scarcity, and the opportunities that its ubiquity offers for new visualizations of terrain and resilience through design.

Kirsten Blinkenberg Hastrup: environmental anthropologist based in Copenhagen, Denmark, whose work deals with social responses to climate change across the globe, currently centred in the Thule Area, NW Greenland.

Further information to follow, and on-line booking here: