SEA CITY is the School of Environment and Architecture’s outreach programme. SEA City organizes events, lectures, symposia and exhibitions in order to engage with the larger artistic and cultural discursive sphere within and outside the city. SEA City events are completely open to all public, and are attended by a diverse group of people including students, architects, professionals, academics and locals.


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SEA CONVERSATIONS
monsoon 2022


DRAWING OUT NATURES  


The shared ecologies that human and more-than-human life inhabit in the face of today’s pervasive fossil fuel extraction, menacing deglaciation, rising oceanic acidification, spreading wildfires, intensifying suspended particulates, seeping toxins and amplified sound waves are cast as worlds in environmental ‘crises’ or climate ‘emergencies.’ We witness two widespread responses to the turbulences and uncertainties that threaten to transpose the shared ecologies of our worlds to a putative tipping point of ecological crises and climate emergencies. First, from their Enlightenment roots, the ‘nature-culture’ and ‘ecology-economics’ dualism has translated, over the course of the last three centuries, into the bureaucratic simplifications of complex knowledge systems into regulatory approaches to abate, regulate, protect, conserve and sustain our habitats. Such simplifications now find articulation visions based in large, centralized, quantitative data based, cartographic information systems to manage and re-engineer territories, resources and populations. Large data based information systems have found their zenith, so to speak, in calculations of carbon emissions whose monetary abstractions can now be traded for credit. Concurrently, there has been a proliferation of diverse activist engagements across the world whose protagonists aim to undo the injustices that, according to them, lie at the heart of the visions to regulate, manage and re-engineer territories. Advancing rights-based approaches to the environment, such activist engagements have been working towards strengthening or pushing back the forms of regulation, management and re-engineering embedded in the bureaucratic simplification of complex knowledge systems. As such, both tendencies expand or erode sociospatial claims on shared ecologies of the worlds that human and more-than-human life inhabit. This SEA Conversations lecture series is situated in a context shaped by the need to interrogate the expansion and erosion of sociospatial claims in the shared ecologies of the worlds that human and more-than-human life inhabit. 



speakers

17.06.22    
Fotini Takirdiki
01.07.22    
Lindsay Bremner
15.07.22    
K. Sakthivel & Vibhavari Sarangan
29.07.22    
Hemang Mistry
12.08.22     
Biju Bhaskar
26.08.22     Rohan Kale <<
09.09.22  
  Ignacio Farias
23.09.22    
Maksud Ali Mondal



Session #6
Maharashtra Stepwells Campaign
by ROHAN Kale



on Fri., 26 August 2022 @ 5:30 PM IST



In this lecture, Rohan Kale speaks about his process of documentation and conservation of the several stepwells that are scattered in neglect across the region of Maharashtra. Kale will speak about the role of step wells in medieval societies and how they may be revived into their present economic fabric through adaptive cultural strategies.


ABOUT

Rohan Kale studied at the Welingkar Institute of Management and has worked in the field of human resources. He is the pioneer of the Maharashtra Stepwells Campaign.




This is an online series. It has been co-curated and supported by the Shared Ecologies program of the Shyama Foundation along with the ongoing support of Urban Centre Mumbai.
The events are free and open to everyone across the world.
 

1st June

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13th June/ MON

SEA Assembly: The Sri Lanka economic and political crisis
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17th June / FRI

DoN#1
Learning from/within Ecotones
by FOTINI Takirdiki

YOUTUBE LINK
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20th June/ MON

SEA Assembly: The Johnny Depp/ Amber Heard trial as a gateway into examining societal  attitude towards women and defamation (of men)

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27th June/ MON

SEA Assembly: The  new scheme launched by government that is "Agnipath Scheme".

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1st July / FRI

DoN#2
Monsoon as Method
by LINDSAY Bremner


YOUTUBE LINK
02
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04th July/ MON

SEA Assembly: The question of ideology and power through the framework of institutions. Society’s react to the power shift ? The genealogy of political parties.

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11th July/ MON

SEA Assembly:  How does hunger mobilize in society?

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15th July/ FRI

DoN#3
Afforesting Urban landscape: Miyawaki forest
by K. Sakthivel & VIBHAVARI Sarangan
YOUTUBE LINK
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18th July/ MON

SEA Assembly: The absurd practices and superstitions in modern times.

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25th July/ MON

SEA Allied Design
Walk: Dhanukarwadi


SEA Assembly: The consequences of euro and dollar being equal for the first time in 20 years.
25th July/ TUE

SEA Allied Design
Walk: Ghatkopar & Powai

27th July/ WED

SEA Allied Design
Walk: Churchgate


Movie: Amelie (Green Studio)
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29th July/ FRI

SEA Allied Design
Movie: Life is Beautiful (Green Studio)


DoN#4
Architectural Innovations in Bamboo: Designing for Mainstream Futures
by HEMANG Mistry


YOUTUBE LINK
30
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01st August/MON

SEA Assembly: The impact of social media as well as the Indian broadcasting media in our everyday lives.

02nd August/TUE

SEA Allied Design
Movie: Patterson (Green Studio)

03rd August/WED

SEA Allied Design
Movie: Nostalgia for the Light (Green Studio)

04
05th August/ FRI

SEA Allied Design
Walk: Nashik Old City

06th August/ SAT

SEA Allied Design
Walk: Nashik Old City

07

08th August/ MON

SEA Allied Design
Walk: Byculla


SEA Assembly: The role of the Council of Architecture in regulating education and professional practices in the country.


09th August/ TUE

SEA Allied Design
Walk: Dadar & Lower Parel

10th August/ WED

SEA Allied Design
Movie: Everything Everywhere All at Once  (AV Room)

Movie: Perfect Blue by Satoshi Kon (Red Studio)
2:30pm
11
12th August/FRI

DoN#5
Reclaiming our Lost Natural Building
Practices
by Biju Bhaskar

ZOOM LINK

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16th August/ TUE

SEA Allied Design
Movie: The Gleaners and I (AV Room)
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22th August/ MON

SEA Electives

23th August/ TUE

SEA Electives

24th August/ WED

SEA Electives

25th August/ THU

SEA Electives

26th August/FRI

SEA Electives

DoN#6
Maharashtra Stepwells Campaign
by Rohan Kale


ZOOM LINK
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1st September

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09th September/FRI

DoN#7
by Ignacio Farias
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23th September/FRI

DoN#8
by Maksud Ali Mondal
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1st October
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1st November
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