The political economy of urban real estate : a perspective from India.
Session organized by Ludovic Halbert (LATTS-CNRS), Hortense Rouanet (LATTS-Université Paris-Est), and Aurélie Varrel (CEIAS-CNRS, Institut Français de Pondichéry) for the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), 21-25 April 2015, Chicago.

Abstracts of 250 words (maximum) with biodata should be submitted to Hortense Rouanet (hortense.rouanet@enpc.fr) and Aurélie Varrel (aurelie.varrel@ifpindia.org) by October 26th. Please remember to include your name, institutional affiliation and contact details on your submission.

India’s metropolises are increasingly seen as engines of growth in the post-liberalization era (Kennedy and Zerah, 2008). Showcased success stories like Bangalore and the circulation of urban development models by the IFM, the World Bank and consultancy firms have led central and State governments to engage into programs of so-called “internationalization” and “modernization” of their main metros (JNNURM, SEZ policy…). This resulted in the pursuit of a more « market-driven» political agenda which paved the way to transformations in land policies and to public investment in mega-projects (infrastructure, new towns).

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 Cette année, le festival du film d’Asie du Sud trangressif #3 explore l’idée d’expérimentation(s) en revenant au cœur même de l’idée fondatrice du festival : transgressif, alternatif, underground, expérimental, indépendant, Prayoga : quel mot pour quel cinéma ?

Les journées d’études en amont du festival auront lieu  à l’INALCO les 26 et 27 janvier 2015 autour de la question “Expérimentation(s) : comment définir et faire exister une scène transgressive en Asie du Sud ?”

L’appel à communications est publié sur Calenda à l’adresse suivante: http://calenda.org/297099


Artistic Interventions. Histories, Cartographies and Politics in Asia

This call for papers and art projects is for PhD students and artists to submit their abstract for a two-day workshop to be held on 30 & 31 March 2015 at Hong Kong Baptist University in collaboration with the International Institute for Asian Studies, and the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies (University of Amsterdam).

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