‘Belonging’ in a City of Unbelongers

by Namrata Toraskar

Toraskar argues how Mumbai’s idea of ‘dwelling’ thrives on visual images unconnected to the ecological, historical and social context of the city and how the visual culture propagated through hoardings, advertisements, and apartment apps shape its urbanity.


An architect, researcher and an academic teaching at WCFA, Mysuru; interested in the study of building crafts, dwelling rituals and visual culture of Indian vernacular settlements.