Carnegie Mellon University

South Asian Urban Climates Website Launch

Steinbrenner Institute Board Member, Nida Rehman, and colleague, Aparna Parikh, are pleased to announce the launch of South Asian Urban Climates, an online platform that brings together international and interdisciplinary scholars, educators, artists, grassroots actors, and other practitioners looking closely and critically at the intersections of climate, politics, and urbanism.

South Asia is widely recognized as one of the regions most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. However, dominant narratives focused on large scale economic, infrastructural, or national security impacts leave out how effects and responses to climate breakdowns are layered with colonialism, development frameworks, as well as caste, class, and gender hierarchies. We prioritize grounded understandings and broader vocabularies of climate, featuring conversations, case studies, creative projects, and other resources to advance research and dialogue on the atmospheres, experiences, and material environments of South Asian cities.

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining the collective or sharing work!

  • Aparna Parikh (Penn State, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
  • Nida Rehman (Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture)