ECSAS 2023 – Turin 26-29 July

06 – Housing, Dwelling, Multilocal ‘Home’-Making: Repertoires of Living Together in Urban South Asia and Beyond

This panel seeks to bring together scholars working on questions of (affordable) housing in times of market-driven construction and lack of building land; architecture and infrastructure that enables humans (and potentially other species too) to live ‘well’ together - in cities, peri-urban regions or in particular spaces within cities.

Convenors

Dr. Arshi Javid - Post-doctoral Critical Residency Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin -
Prof. Dr. Nadja-Christina Schneider - Gender Studies for the South Asian Region, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute for Asian and African Studies -
Anna Schnieder-Krüger (M.A.) - Doctoral candidate at Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Institute for Asian and African Studies -

Long Abstract

This panel seeks to bring together scholars working on questions of (affordable) housing in times of market-driven construction and lack of building land; architecture and infrastructure that enables humans (and potentially other species too) to live ‘well’ together – in cities, peri-urban regions or in particular spaces within cities such as, for instance, the university campus; dwelling in rapidly changing neighborhoods; temporary home-making, or multi-local living arrangements/living-apart-together within and across regions or national borders. The focus of this panel will primarily be laid on the period after 1947 and on contemporary contexts. Transregional perspectives are also welcome, for instance, on concepts such as mahalle/mohalla/mahalla or on multi-local living arrangements/living-apart-together both within and outside South Asia.

The panel is conceptualized and hosted by members of a Berlin based working group which emerged through various collaborations in the framework of the joint research project “Beyond Social Cohesion – Global Repertoires of Living Together” (www.replito.de). Researchers of all levels, from different disciplinary and personal backgrounds share their theoretical and methodological approaches to the interrelated questions of housing, dwelling and living (well) together in plural and highly unequal societies. We seek to expand our research network and invite contributions on one or several of these aspects. As we would like to co-edit a peer-reviewed open-access publication, we particularly welcome papers presenting original research.