Tagged with Ideology

The missing urban problematization

The missing urban problematization

Recently the Delhi government brought out a ‘report card’ (link) on LG’s work (read stalling the government files). Certain parts of this, so-called report, has been shared massively in social media by AAP and its affiliates. The general tone being, how the AAP is doing good things and how it is being derailed by the … Continue reading

The Idea’s Constipation?

The Idea’s Constipation?

I am in no way making a case for Koolhaas, but using Koolhaas as a tool to argue that nothing much has changed in urban theory for the past two decades. This is resulting in projects and studies of cities, specially in the global south to have the same perspective as of Keith Hart. Continue reading

The Forced Idea of Freedom

The Forced Idea of Freedom

From the heights of atrocities’ during the emergency to the post-liberal ‘projects’ of the world class city, nothing much has changed other than the cosmetic rhetoric as far as initiatives with the urban poor are concerned. The ‘IDEA of URBAN’ as conceptualised by the bourgeois urbanist is still what forms the core of urban initiatives. Continue reading