Ruinous Imaginations

by Pithamber Rao Polsani

Polsani, in discussing fractured realities of urban geography, employs ruins as an onto-epistemological category to frame the neoliberal urban phenomenon in India. In doing so, he brings it in sharp contrast with previous—Modernist—forms of urbanism such as company towns, which lay in ruins now.


Dean of the School of Advanced Studies and Research at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, multidisciplinary research scholar interested in the history of design ideas, vernacular design, urbanism and philosophies of urban design.