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The Street is Megaphone

What we see on the street matters, to us or to someone else. By exploring the diverse and creative ways politics across the globe are disclosed through public visual displays, we can learn about the many ways people pursue and process politics and the inventive ways they do so.

Equity and gender equality in India after Covid

How do class, tradition and technology affect gendered violence and marginalised groups in urban India? In a recent interview by Nicklas Kirchert, Danish Development Research Network (DDRN), Associate Professor Atreyee Sen provides us with several answers. Although the most vulnerable urban inhabitants are ones that have been hit the hardest by the lockdowns, she explains, …


What are the class dimensions of lockdown in South Asia?

Elina Troscenko, Advisor and Research Coordinator in GRIP, recently interviewed Associate Professor Atreyee Sen, asking her to reflect on how people are engaging in existing economic inequalities in Indian cities. The Global Research Programme on Inequality’s (GRIP) was established in 2019 as a collaboration between the University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) …

Governing Corona: Reflections on “fake” pandemics and controlling the homeless Roma

Camilla Ida Ravnbøl ”I don’t believe in this Corona. It is a trick!” Ivan leans towards me with a firm look in his eyes, and a knowing smile on his lips. He continues to explain his logic in a serious tone of voice, adding that the COVID-19 pandemic is not a virus, but a global …

The hyper agora

Fieldnotes from the Italian lockdown (Fase Uno) Christina Jerne The Italian state has deleted the public space in the most physical sense. Nobody is allowed outside the domestic sphere for any reason but to work, and very few jobs are considered essential. Even factories were shut down during the first phase of the lockdown. This …

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