Land, Governance and Gendered Politics of Displacement in Urban Pakistan

In millennial Karachi, holding on to land and homes and accessing public space for labor, has become a vital struggle. Land displacement is an increasing, and sometimes constant, source of anxiety for the urban poor and marginalized communities.

  • urban violence
  • housing
  • land


Cool Infrastructures: Life with Heat in the Off-Grid City

Cool Infrastructures is a three-year research project that aims to enhance our understanding of the social and technical infrastructures for cooling in contexts of urban poverty across South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Sub Saharan Africa.

  • climate crisis
  • cities
  • global warming


Weather Wisdom in Sindhi Literature: Capturing weather as a force of imagination in Shah Jo Risalo

In this blog, we consider stories that have been told about weather in the South Asian context. How have they shaped peoples’ engagement with their environments? How have they aided sensorial experiences of weather? And, what is the relevance of such stories in today’s climate-change driven context?

  • climate crisis
  • urbanisation