Of Housing and Politics: Mapping political opportunities for mobilising in Bangalore, India.
Wednesday 16th March 2016
Speaker: Dr Swetha Rao Dhananka
What are the conditions for the emergence of a social movement on the issue of adequate housing for the urban poor in the city of Bangalore? Swetha Rao Dhananka will discuss her research into the articulation of political opportunities given by the Indian post-colonial, legal and policy framework with the action repertoires of differently resourced civil society organisations.
The presentation will be followed by a discussion session around the themes raised by the research.
Swetha Rao Dhananka is a post-doc fellow sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation and hosted by UCL’s Development Planning Unit and the Indian Institute for Human Settlements in Bangalore, India. She received the faculty prize from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) for her doctoral research on Politics and Housing for Bangalore’s urban poor.