Tag: More than human

  • More-than-human Cities: On Urban Design and Nonhuman Agency

    More-than-human Cities: On Urban Design and Nonhuman Agency

    Kartik Chugh The modern cities are usually imagined as purified spaces of human existence, a humanist citadel, constructed by humans and for humans alone. The rapid urbanization fueled by capitalist development project proceeds without any regard for nonhumans. In its classical sense, urbanization transforms empty, unproductive wastelands into improved lands through a process called development…

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  • Quarantine Ecologies: The Spectacular Return of Animals

    Quarantine Ecologies: The Spectacular Return of Animals

    Kartik Chugh As the world is reeling from the effects of the pandemic, a barrage of writing has recently emerged linking COVID-19 to the ‘healing’ of Earth. Lockdown measures of confinement have birthed novel ecologies of abandonment which have altered the rhythms and mobilities of both humans and non-humans. The absence of humans has led…

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