Comparative Perspectives on Density and Living Experience in Asian Metropolises

Axe Villes du Sud & Aire Asie

Tuesday 1st June 2021
Université de Paris – Campus Rive Gauche, Bâtiment Olympe de Gouges & videoconference

9h00 - Welcoming note : Damien Carrière (IRSEM, CERI, CESSMA), Priyam Tripathy (ERC DenCity, Durham University).

9h10 - Keynote : Sylvie Fanchette (CESSMA, IRD)

9h40 - Round-table 1 : Chair : Valérie Clerc (CESSMA, IRD)

Hung Ying Chen, (ERC DenCity, Durham University) : Density of Repair : Altering Making and Repair in times of despair in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Bérénice Bon, (CESSMA, IRD) : “I see my field as a skyscraper” : the Dencity through the discreet hands of capitalism in Delhi

11h10 – Break

11h20 - Round-table 2 : Chair : Marie-Hélène Zérah (CESSMA, IRD)

Minh Phuong Nguyen, (CESSMA, IRD) : Grassroots industrialization in the clusters of recycling villages in Vietnam : “Negotiated” density on agricultural land. The case of the Minh Khai plastic recycling cluster (district Van Lam, province Hung Yen, Vietnam)

Priyam Tripathy, (ERC DenCity) : Dumping grounds : Density, Necropolitics, and the Politics of Disposability in Urban India

12h50 - Lunch break

14h30 - Round-table 3 : Chair : Marie Gibert (CESSMA, Université de Paris)

Romit Chowdhury, (Erasmus University College, Rotterdam) : Sexual assault on public transport : Crowds and National Identity in Tokyo’s Urban Commons

Mériam Cheikh, (CESSMA, INALCO) : The terrifying imagery of Casablanca transport : how buses became emblems of male dissent and insecurity in Morocco.

16h00 - Conclusion  : Damien Carrière