Delta Blues: Infrastructure, Empire and Urbanization in Fragile Landscapes

A talk by Professor Ashley Dawson, CUNY

Event Details
December 15, 2015 - December 15, 2015
Room 411, Fayerweather Hall

Today, deltas are uniquely vulnerable to flooding and other climate change-related disasters, their strikingly hybrid cultures threatened by the very infrastructures once taken as sublime symbols of modernity and power. Nowhere are the failures of the imperial environmental imaginary more clear than in delta cities such as Dhaka, Kolkata, and New Orleans, and nowhere the stakes of the struggle for climate justice more clear.

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