India Today

Spaces of protest are not planned, they are claimed, writes Gautam Bhan

When the justices of the NGT say they are putting protest in its place (Ramlila grounds), they are following a rich tradition of spatial control.

When I studied cities, one of the biggest debates centered on whether urban planning and design could create politics. Space, the argument went, wasn't just where things happened. It was more than that: particular things happened because of the space one designed. The classic example was the public square. Spaces that allowed the public to gather were the essence of democratic practice. Such gathering was not just

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Interessi correlati

Altro da India Today

India Today4 min lettiPolitics
Trouble In The Alliance
The Janata Dal (United) office in Patna had an important visitor on January 7. Officially, Bhupender Yadav, BJP national general secretary and the party’s Bihar in-charge, had come down to congratulate the new JD(U) national president, Ram Chandra Pr
India Today6 min letti
Tejas Gets Wings
THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT finally walked the talk on supporting the indigenous defence industry when the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on January 13 cleared the purchase of 83 indigenously designed and developed Tejas Mark-1A Light Combat Aircraft
India Today2 min lettiPolitics
Expert Speak
Where do infrastructure projects stand in terms of the government’s focus and implementation? The Centre has broadened its focus from heavy construction projects like highways. In the past three years, there has also been major spending on 24x7 elec