Sponsored by the IHC’s Performing Race, Performing Space Research Focus Group and the Department of Theater/Dance, join professor Jessica Nakamura in conversation with author and professor from Stanford University, Jisha Menon. Click below to learn more and save the date to your calendar.
Jisha Menon will discuss her recent book, Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in Urban India. Brutal Beauty conveys the affective life of the city through multiple aesthetic projects that express a range of urban feelings, including aspiration, panic, and obsolescence. As developers and policymakers remodel the city through tumultuous construction projects, urban beautification, privatization, and other templated features of “world‑class cities,” urban citizens are also changing.