Oct 23, 2014
DAY: Thursday October 23, 2014
TIME: 2:30 p.m.
For the millions that live in Delhi's underserved water communities, disparities of justice are commensurate with the affluence or stagnancy of water flows. Often, water allocation can be traced alongside claims to political-economic structures that endorse legitimacy of lifestyle, and legitimacy of life. As Delhi becomes increasingly committed to its world-class urban identity, alternate forms of living within the city are discouraged and enforced by hydrological stagnation.
This research in progress explores the intersection of justice and water access in Delhi, India through the perspective of the marginalized urban water-poor. It draws on eighteen months of fieldwork among Delhi's water-poor, tracing the water narratives that mark people's relationships to their homes, their city, and the larger circuits of their urban ecosystems.