'Intimate infrastructures' is a way of seeing and understanding how infrastructure, in their absence, disconnectedness and exclusions are woven into the intimate material and social relationships of urban life. These intimate relationships with infrastructure can be perceived as forms of violence or can actually materialise as Violence Against Women (VAW). Intimate Infrastructures presents an important – often neglected - perspective on research on urban violence, infrastructures and violence against women.
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Photo credit: Caroline Knowles. December 2018 Caroline Knowles, Programme Director of British Academy ‘Cities and Infrastructure Fund’ through which the DIVAW project is funded, visited our fieldsite in Thiruvananthapuram in December 2018. She describes her experience and observations, with Susan, our local research assistant from Sakhi over the course of a few days. … Continue reading Infrastructure and women’s safety in India – observations from the British Academy
Our project fieldwork in Kochi over the summer and autumn of 2018 did not run as smoothly compared to that of Thiruvanthapuram earlier in the year – though this was due to events beyond our control. The state was met with unprecedented floods in the monsoon season – causing the Kerala flooding crisis of summer … Continue reading Participatory workshops in the aftermath of Kerala floods
Read this The Conversation UK article entitled '#MeToo has arrived in India, and it’s changing how technology is used to fight injustice' by 'Disconnected Infrastructures and Violence Against Women' #DIVAWProject research team members Principal Investigator Dr Ayona Datta, Co-Investigator Dr Rakhi Tripathi and Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr Nabeela Ahmed.
Find out more about our mid-term 'Disconnected Infrastructures and Violence Against Women' #DIVAWProject workshop entitled ‘Digital Infrastructure and (Un)Safe Cities’ which took place in February 2018 at King's College London, explore the event Wakelet and watch the video interview with workshop participants.