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Opium in HCMC

john hutnyk , September 27th, 2021

A lockdown post. Looking forward to continuing to explore the city one great meal at a time. Here are some of my notes on La Manufacture d’Opium, at…


Urban Arena – a podcast about sustainable and just cities

Ian M. Cook , August 11th, 2021

Urban Arena – a podcast about sustainable and just cities Cities can play a crucial role in creating just and sustainable futures. Urban Arena is a series of…

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Kenyan Mothers Take on Police Violence

Wangui Kimari , August 5th, 2021

Lucy Wambui is a convenor of the Mothers of Victims and Survivors Network in Nairobi. Ed Ram I first met Sarah Wangari three weeks after her son Alex…


Amazon Sidewalk Needs our Trust for its Security

S.A. Applin , July 16th, 2021

On June 8, 2021, Amazon deployed an “opt-in” way for people to enable the company to expand its private network into communities, creating infrastructure to peddle even more…


#Fieldnotes: Dreams and Personal Pursuits in Seoul: Part II

James Bo Gyu Jang , July 8th, 2021

The partial biographies presented in this piece are situated as stoppages that mark generational experiences of structural change in South Korea. In Part I, I considered how biographies…


How Many People Lived in the Angkor Empire?

Sarah Klassen and Alison Kyra Carter , June 2nd, 2021

This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under Creative Commons. How big were the world’s ancient cities? At its height, the world’s first…


A moral politics of blame

guestauth0r , May 17th, 2021

Modern municipal waste disposal is not limited to removal of garbage, but often involves a strategic churning out of unwanted people, and extreme events such as dump fires…

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Archaeology in the Ashes of Notre Dame

Maxime L’Héritier , April 15th, 2021

The Notre Dame fire was devastating but has opened the door to research on building materials now available for study. Aurélia Azéma/Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques The…


#Academicfictions: Nina was here

Clare Maxwell , February 17th, 2021

“Miss Nina, time to wake up! First bus leaves in half an hour!” Nina opened her eyes halfway, and nodded assent. “OK honey, I’ll check on you in…


Thesis Review: Ethical Constellations of Muslim Food Practice in Mumbai

kgraf , January 15th, 2021

Photograph: coming soon I’m delighted to post this exciting PhD thesis review, which nicely complements the recently posted review of the book Food, Faith and Gender in South-east…


Watch “Serampore & Denmark – A Living History by the Ganges” on YouTube

john hutnyk , October 8th, 2020

The bit where haunted buildings are mentioned strangely has the sound drop out, but there are some great things to explore still… and the drone and inserts could…


Waterloo-Redfern and the Racism Rooted in Cities

Mayane Dore , September 15th, 2020

Who are cities designed for? Resolution Productions/Getty Images This June, a statue of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, was…


Do this. [Ban Cars – NYT].

john hutnyk , July 11th, 2020

I think something like this needs to be done for most cities. I mean, not just prepare an article like this, but implement versions of it. Would be…


Unearthing the True Toll of the Tulsa Race Massacre

Megan Gannon , May 22nd, 2020

The Booker T. Washington High School parade processes along Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Greenwood Cultural Center Just north of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, Greenwood once had one o…


How Kings Created Angkor Wat—Then Lost It

Sarah Klassen and Damian Evans , May 14th, 2020

The impressive temples at Angkor Wat make it famous—but there is much more to the site. Vincent Gerbouin/Pexels Over a thousand years ago, the ancient Khmer civilization emerged…


Searching for the Sources of Water Scarcity

Yasaswini Sampathkumar , May 13th, 2020

Residents in Mumbai collect water at a community tank. Kuni Takahashi/Getty Images Nikhil Anand, an environmental and urban anthropologist, grew up in Mumbai, India. In 2007, after studyi…



Susana Fabre , April 27th, 2020

For the past eight years, I have had the opportunity to bear witness to the metamorphic stages of the construction of Doha, the capital of Qatar, a peninsular…


A Bibliography of Trash Animals

Alex Zahara , February 17th, 2020

Gulls. Pigeons. Rats. Lice. These ‘trash animals’ live alongside waste, filth, ruination and decay. Attitudes, behaviour and infrastructure aimed at dealing with ‘trash animals’ tell us a lot…

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Clara Han: Echoes of Death and the Life Story. Keynote at Urbanization, Gender, and the Global South

Placing discard studies in Australia

guestauth0r , November 11th, 2019

Australian discard studies scholars Catherine Phillips, David Boarder Giles, and Gay Hawkins discuss intellectual traditions, settler colonialism, and the future of the field.

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Are Mixed-Income Neighborhoods the Best Answer for Public Housing?

Elizabeth Svoboda , September 13th, 2019

The Plan for Transformation brought new mixed-income developments to Chicago, such as those shown here, as a novel solution to public housing. Elizabeth Svoboda When Juanita Stevenson mov…



john hutnyk , September 3rd, 2019

Cities of Entanglements: Social Life in Johannesburg and Maputo Through Ethnographic Comparison. By Barbara Heer  (2019 transcript Verlag, Bielefeld)   and on page 282:     yes, jealous…


Thesis Review: Food in the Making

dsutton20 , September 2nd, 2019

Shaping a dough for making shebakiya, a sweet that is fried and then coated in honey to be served during Ramadan (Photo: Katharina Graf)   Food in the…


Reviews of the city

john hutnyk , August 22nd, 2019

Some books reviewed by Pablo Bose (and for me, good company in which to be): From The Journal of Asian Studies, 78(03), 691–696. doi:10.1017/s0021911819000937 ….