Heritage and Infrastructure in the City


Friday, 16 December, 2016 - 10:00 to Tuesday, 20 December, 2016 - 18:00


  • Ambedkar University Delhi (Centre for Community Knowledge)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University (Institute of Advanced Study)
  • International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden
  • Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA)

Objective - Unpacking the city of Delhi through layers of

a) Lived History and Heritage
b) Urban infrastructure
c) Ecological landscape
d) Architectural Histories

Local Partners

  • Archaeology department, Government of Delhi
  • Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), New Delhi
  • Greha, an urban planning NGO, Delhi
  • Itihas, an education NGO that conducts  history walks, Delhi
  • NGO from Trilokpuri and Sangam Vihar
  • Local MLA and Councillor, Mehrauli


  1. Round Table on Urban Heritage and need for Delhi City Museum
  2. Seminar on Basic Urban Services in Delhi: Citizens, State/Policy and Politics
  3. Pop up Neighbourhood Museum on site at Mehrauli displaying a collection of lived memories of (a) a historical heritage neighbourhood and (b) a mixed migrant neighbourhood that identifies and brings together the layers of heritage and challenges the archaeology led authorized heritage discourse by bringing in lived memories of heritage and history.
  4. Poster exhibition that visualizes different kinds of content for the proposed Delhi City Museum at the Dara Shikoh Building (AUD).
  5. Background and  Final Report on
    1. the need for a Delhi City Museum for the Delhi Govt as a method of building a Heritage from Below – People who make the city (to be produced by CCK, AUD).
    2. State of the city report 2016 on water and sanitation (jointly produced by CCK, AUD and JNU,IAS)



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