The RLC Campus at the Tata Institute for Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai and the RLC Campus at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok organised a collaborative lecture series with international RLC researchers in Mumbai. On Thursday, September 26, two researchers from the RLC Campus at the Center for Development Researchers (ZEF) in Bonn contributed to the conference. Dr. Irit Eguavoen, Senior Researcher at ZEF talked about her current research project with the topic of “Under the constant threat of eviction: Strategies to secure spontaneous settlements in Abdijan, Ivory Coast”. RLC Bonn PhD student Amit Kumar delivered a talk on “Everyday experiences of women waste pickers to Act of Citizenship for Housing Rights Movement in Mumbai: My Journey from TISS to ZEF”.
Prior to their visit at the RLC Campus Mumbai, Eguavoen and Kumar participated in the RC21 conference in Delhi titled “In and Beyond the City: Emerging Ontologies, Persistent Challenges and Hopeful Futures”. Kumar present his paper on “Do not fight, there are other ways: Tracing a slum becoming permanent in Mumbai, India” and also co-convened the panel “Reimagining Urban Politics through Comparative lens”
During their stay in Delhi, Eguavoen and Kumar also visited the informal settlement of Indra Nagar.