This UK-India research network critically engages with the smart city agenda by curating Gender-Based Violence (GBV) through community art, digital technologies and participatory mapping. It is timely and innovative in approach by bringing together a multidisciplinary collective of feminist and urban geographers, ICT initiatives, NGOs and media artists from UK and India. It focuses on highly marginalized and invisible subaltern citizens of the global south living in slums and informal settlements of Delhi and Bengaluru. It contributes to shaping current smart city agendas by focussing on everyday lived experience of women and gendered rights to the city.
The activities will be delivered through city stakeholder workshops in India which will share knowledge, build capacity and explore how smart city agendas of creating safe and sustainable cities can be gendered through the voices, experiences and digital practices of subaltern citizens.
The network will curate a symposium and exhibition in London to foster long-term international collaborations on gendering the smart city across UK and India.
This project is being funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) under the Research Network Highlight Notice on International Development, an initiative funded through the AHRC’s allocation from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).