Public Conversations, Delhi 2018

Urban Knights

This edition of Urban Knights was delivered as part of Repair Acts 2018 programme and was connected to the New Delhi workshop.

Urban Knights is a programme of events, which provokes and promotes practical approaches to urban change. The programme brings together people who are actively producing alternatives to our given city infrastructures, norms and perceptions. Established in 2013 since then over 80 speakers from across the globe have contributed to the programme.

Speakers included:

Kaveri Gill [IN]

Academic and author of ‘Of Poverty and Plastic: Scavenging and Scrap Trading Entrepreneurs in India’s Urban Informal Economy‘ discusses the socio-economics of the informal waste collection and recycling sector in India.

Vimlendhu Jha [IN]

Founder of Swechha a youth-run, youth-focused NGO and Green the Gap a fair trade nonprofit company that deals in eco-fashion discusses how both organisations are linked and support sustainable urban livelihoods.

Prajeeth Sitherasenan [IN]

Growth Manager for Kabadiwalla Connect a waste management solutions provider based in Chennai, India illustrates how their company works with hundreds of self-employed rubbish collectors in the city.

Sharmila Samant [IN]

New Delhi based artist working with waste materials, activist groups and communities discuss the links between globalization, identity and consumer culture in India.