South Asia

Organized Panel Session

4 - A Curse Called the Ulhasnagar Model? Incrementality and Citizen Research in a Jeans Cluster

Saturday, July 7
10:20 AM - 11:50 AM
Location: Magnolia, Lower Ground Floor

How does time interweave into the dynamics of scale, difference, and language in the research process of entrepreneurs involved in jeans in Ulhasnagar? Ulhasnagar, a small city located on Mumbai’s outskirts, holds a special place in India’s popular and planning imagination as “MADE IN USA,” an “entrepreneurial city,” that manufactures and assembles cheap counterfeit goods for household consumption, on the on hand, and as an “illegal city” whose regularization policy now circulates as a curse across the entire country, on the other hand. At stake, in reflecting on incrementality as citizen research, lies the challenge to not only move beyond the above registers but also current planner- and architect- driven discussions on incrementality that conceptualize it either as an expert authority’s process of decision making by “muddling through” or as a “way of life” of the urban poor that translates into a step-by-step development of the built environment, usually a house.

Rohit Majumdar

SCARP UBC, Canada

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