In my last blog I discussed the myriad meanings of Globalization. In this blog I add two more variables. Globalization = Age of Advanced Capitalism+ Digital technologies. Image and representation of cities assumes great prominence under conditions of advanced capitalism with cities competing for investments and revenue generation. In societies…

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I recently conducted an Elective course titled Globalization and Culture under the vertical of Culture. The other verticals included theory, design and method. This elective was meant for students pursuing their Bachelors degree in Architecture with the pedagogic intent to understand the following:

1. How do we understand India as…

Though the forces of globalization, advanced capitalism and new modes of governance have subjected cities quite uniformly, the responses to these forces play out quite differently in varied empirical contexts. Within India itself, the responses of smaller towns and cities are quite different from that of megacities. In a bid…

Using the theoretical framework of place through the lens of culture produced in the everyday lives of common people, this blog examines how culture is reproduced in the everyday spatial and social practices that enable place making. The homogenizing tendencies of cultural globalization, rapid urbanization, official apathy pose major challenges…

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In my last blog, I discussed the idea of urbanity as an indicator of the quality of urban life. Urbanity entails organic, spontaneous, unexpected, sometimes messy and chaotic quality brought about with the interactions of places and people what makes up the urban experience and help in providing place-based character…

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Urbanity results from culture as practised through the everyday urbanism of interactions between people and place. This term is usually understood as characterized by diversity, physically through mixed-use development strategy and sociologically through the cultural matrix that enhances the quality of urban existence.

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Dr. Binti Singh

Author & Academic. Essentially a thinker figuring out how to give direction & shape through written word. PhD. in Sociology & M.Phil. in Planning & Development.

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