Article Number: 3060
Soft Cover, English, Glue Binding, 148 Pages, 2009, post editions
Christopher Dell

Tacit Urbanism

Hawkers and the production of space in every day Kolkata
€ 20.20

Tacit Urbanism complements the documentary 'Kolkata Monodosis; Interventions in Temporary Public Spaces' in which Dell, also an accomplished jazz and contemporary music exponent, performs live at ten different locations around Kolkata.

Studying the tacit urbanism, and making explicit the tacit political and cultural levels of the urban becomes an important part not only of understanding the urban as totality but also of how we act as citizens and how we participate in the constitution of new urban structure.

The publication examines the uses, economics and politics of public space in the city of Kolkata. It questions issues related to globalisation, capitalism and governance and includes research and documentation, interviews, photographs and an incisive analysis by Christopher Dell, who teaches architecture theory at HafenCity University, Hamburg.