Urban Sea

Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 South Broad Street
March 18, 2020 6:00 PM
Associate Professor of Anthropology
University of Pennsylvania

Coastal cities such as Mumbai are actively constituted through social and natural relationships with the sea. Typically, studying cities is a study of land, shaped by urban theory and urban planning. Nikhil Anand instead examines the life of coastal megacities from their waters, considering how fishers and scientists are negotiating the quotidian uncertainties of the sea to do their work. In this talk, he demonstrates the need to study life on the water in a time of extreme ecological flux.

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Since 2005, expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania have shed a light on their research at the Penn Lightbulb Café. Audience members are welcome to purchase food and beverages from the café at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre to enjoy as they learn from the top experts in various fields. Each lecture will provide an opportunity for audience Q&A.