Pandemic and the Southern City is a three day online course, offered by HUL from Nov 27-29 as part of its new initiative – Winter School 2020.


In March this year, India went into a lockdown to slow down the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. As India’s urban centres became still, simultaneously, they also revealed their numerous fault lines. Millions of workers started returning to their towns and villages, livelihoods were disrupted, households and neighbourhoods witnessed changes unlike any other in living memory. The effects of the extended lockdown, and the slow opening of the economy, will continue being felt in the coming years.


In this three day course, tailored to understand the implications of these changes caused by the pandemic, HUL will draw upon its past work, southern urban theory, and the practices of the faculty members during the past eight months.


This paid course is aimed at graduate students, early to mid career scholars and professionals interested in cities of the global south.


For details on course structure, faculty members, expected contribution, follow the link – Winter School 2020

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“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”  – Jane Jacob