Call for abstracts
We are particularly interested in contributions that investigate:
- Wet monsoon ontologies – wetness (in the air, on the earth, under the earth) as a way of being, cultures of wetness, and the urban, environmental and political consequences of attitudes towards being wet.
- Late-modern monsoon waters – attitudes towards water in south Asia since the mid 1980s, their history, their urban, environmental and political consequences and the ways-of-being-monsoon-water that these attitudes have produced, such as flood-water, deficient-water, toxic-water, beautified-water, bottled-water etc.
- Monsoon waters in a changing climate – monsoonal cycles of wetness and dryness from the perspective of climate change, any changes in political, social or economic behaviour these might be catalysing and in new or invigorated social movements these changes might be inspiring.
- Visualising monsoon waters of wetness and dryness (in the air, on the earth, under the earth) and their consequences for spatial design practice.
How to apply
Contributions should take the form of 150–250 word abstracts for either papers or creative, practice-based contributions such as drawings, photographs, videos, performances, musical compositions etc. Enquiries or abstracts should be sent to Lindsay Bremner at email@example.com by 8 January 2018.
About Monsoon Assemblages
Monsoon Assemblages is a project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It is being carried out by an interdisciplinary research team led by Professor Lindsay Bremner. Professor Simon Joss is a member of the Advisory Board for Monsoon Assemblages.