Grant TypePost PhD Research Grant
Institutional AffiliationPennsylvania, U. of
Grant numberGr. 9751
Approve DateOctober 24, 2018
Project TitleAnand, Dr. Nikhil S., U. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - To aid research on 'Urban Sea: Living in Anthropogenic Waters'
NIKHIL S. ANAND, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received a grant in October 2018 to aid research on “Urban Sea: Living in Anthropogenic Waters.” How are the sodden coastlines of megacities inhabited in climate-changed times? Urban Sea examines ongoing fisher and scientist practices in Mumbai’s seas to provincialize extant governmental and terrestrial modes of acting in the city. This project is also interested in ways that climate planning is deferred and approached in a city whose future is often represented as being consumed by rising seas. Taken together, the research examines what coastal seas hold, how they are being transformed at a variety of temporal and spatial scales, and how these transformations are generative of emergent understandings, both of cities and planning in a climate-changed present.