What are streets for? For walking, vending, playing, sleeping, eating, talking to people- the list is endless. On any street one encounters the diversity of people, liveihoods, and interactions that characterise the urban ecosystem. However, the regulation of street is increasingly at odds with reality of these spaces, and communities dependent on the streets for shelter and livelihood are being deprived of the right to access streets. At the heart of these regulations is a limiting imagination of the city space- this course will take you the lived realities of city streets.
The short but packed modules will aim to equip participants with a basic understanding of the –
Contestations around urban streets by looking at various campaigns around street vending, sex-work, urban bio-diversity and urban transport
Governance structures and decision making related to urban streets by looking at the law, policy and other legal instruments related to streets
The diverse uses of the streets by different by different communities
The course will include also involve a short walk which will help contextualise the discussions.
The course could be of particular interest to students, researchers, activists, journalists, architects, planners, artistes and anyone interested in the changing nature of the streets.
Comprising of four modules spread over two days, we are offering the course on the following dates –
27th and 28th of February 2016
Classes on both days will be conducted from 10 am to 5 pm with a one hour lunch break.
Venue: TBC. Will be in a central location, within a 1 km radius of MG Road.
Course Fees : 3,000.00 Rs (Scholarships available for students and anyone who needs support)
Contact – Ramya Jawahar
Mob ; 8050005354
Link : http://altlawforum.org/events/street-justice-law-governance-and-contestations-on-urban-streets-2-day-course/