Mellon Forum: “Coastal Worlds: Ecologies and Infrastructures in Western India”

Ryo Morimoto, assistant professor of anthropology and associated faculty in HMEI, and Princeton Mellon/PIIRS Fellow Chandana Anusha will present “Coastal Worlds: Ecologies and Infrastructures in Western India.”

Morimoto and Anusha will use the unprecedented economic development and ecological devastation of the coastal landscape around the Gulf of Kutch in Western India to discuss how we can move beyond the polarizing narratives of doom that dominate coastal environments. Broad narratives of development and destruction obscure the diverse ways in which seafarers, sailors, farmers, colonial and postcolonial officials, and business people imagine and create visions for the future of the coast that are simultaneously contested and convergent. Morimoto and Anusha will discuss how to advance a language that does justice to people’s ecology, which may extend beyond the physical ecology of the coast to a place in a broader meshwork that is their universe.

Register to attend in person (PUID holders only) in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture, or via Zoom livestream (open to all). The event also will be broadcast on Princeton University – Channel 7 LIVE *.

This event is part of the fall 2021 Mellon Forum on the Urban Environment, which explores the meaning of “return” in the post-pandemic era, as well as issues of remediation for communities, societies and our environment. The series is organized by the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities.

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Mellon Forum: “Coastal Worlds: Ecologies and Infrastructures in Western India”

Event Date

Wed, Nov 10, 2021 ・ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location

Betts Auditorium/Zoom webinar

Ryo Morimoto, assistant professor of anthropology and associated faculty in HMEI, and Princeton Mellon/PIIRS Fellow Chandana Anusha will present “Coastal Worlds: Ecologies and Infrastructures in Western India.”

Morimoto and Anusha will use the unprecedented economic development and ecological devastation of the coastal landscape around the Gulf of Kutch in Western India to discuss how we can move beyond the polarizing narratives of doom that dominate coastal environments. Broad narratives of development and destruction obscure the diverse ways in which seafarers, sailors, farmers, colonial and postcolonial officials, and business people imagine and create visions for the future of the coast that are simultaneously contested and convergent. Morimoto and Anusha will discuss how to advance a language that does justice to people’s ecology, which may extend beyond the physical ecology of the coast to a place in a broader meshwork that is their universe.

Register to attend in person (PUID holders only) in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture, or via Zoom livestream (open to all). The event also will be broadcast on Princeton University – Channel 7 LIVE *.

This event is part of the fall 2021 Mellon Forum on the Urban Environment, which explores the meaning of “return” in the post-pandemic era, as well as issues of remediation for communities, societies and our environment. The series is organized by the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities.