ECSAS 2023 – Turin 26-29 July

Sharing spaces and living (well) together on Indian campuses


Schnieder-Krüger Anna - Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


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


 This paper looks at university campus spaces as shared living spaces or homes. But also, as semi-closed/-open spaces (with)in a city.  The aim is to understand how the living situation of students influence their everyday life and the ways students form a relation to the campus space. Doing so, metropolitan public university campus spaces are discussed as shared spaces not only by a heterogenic group of humans, but also animals and plants. The architecture and the material infrastructure as well as the nature given shapes of campus spaces influence the interactions between humans and beyond. As will be argued, living (well) together can be understood as a counter tactic to the increasing polarization and separation within the Indian society, but also within the city.