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Producing Green Expertise: Place, Pedagogy and Sustainable Architecture in Mumbai

April 26, 2016 | Anne Rademacher

Open Mumbai at the National Gallery of Modern Art , Mumbai, April 2012 Photo Anne Rademacher

Anne Rademacher is an associate professor in the Program in Environmental Studies and the Department of Anthropology at New York University. Trained in environmental studies and cultural anthropology (MES, PhD, Yale University), Rademacher studies the political and cultural dimensions of sustainability in cities. Her central interest is urban ecology: its scientific contours, its application across cultural and political contexts, and its interconnection with social change. She is the author of Reigning the River: Urban Ecologies and Political Transformation in Kathmandu (Duke University Press, 2011), and coeditor of Ecologies of Urbanism in India (Hong Kong University Press, 2013). She is also the author of articles on issues such as housing and migration, political stability, cultural conflict, and alternative forms of environmental knowledge. Her forthcoming book, coedited with K. Sivaramakrishnan, is Cities, Towns, and the Places of Nature (Columbia University Press, 2016). Her current book project explores the social life of green design through an ethnographic study of environmental architects in Mumbai.