Global Development Institute podcast
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Welcome to the Global Development Institute podcast. Each episode we will bring you the latest thinking, insights and debate in development studies.
The Global Development Institute is based at The University of Manchester, and builds on 60 years of development studies expertise. With more than 45 academics, 100 PhD students and 500 Master’s students, we are Europe’s largest research and teaching institute addressing poverty and inequality.
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Collective operations in urban settings - AbdouMaliq Simone
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As part of the Global Development Institute Lecture Series Prof AbdouMaliq Simone discusses collective operations in urban settings.
Despite a flood of knowledge, urban residents increasingly do not know where they are. It’s not a matter of geographical illiteracy or social confusion. Rather, the complexities of urban environments mean that a kind of darkness prevails, with residents unable to come up with a coherent working narrative for their feelings and situations.
Prof Simone will explore the ways in which residents, particularly in Jakarta and Hyderabad, deal with this darkness, where countervailing realities all seem to be equally possible; where the haphazard and brazenly opportunistic expansions of built environments reaffirm or cultivate interiors of care, of people looking out for each other.