19 episodes

Welcome to Season 1 of The Curio-city Collective podcast! Join us every 1st and 15th of the month to talk about well-being in cities across India. There will also be extras from when the conversations spilled over to bring you stories of the people behind the work. Over the coming months, we will explore topics of mental health, sustainable city design and planning, waste management and play in the city.

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Welcome to Season 1 of The Curio-city Collective podcast! Join us every 1st and 15th of the month to talk about well-being in cities across India. There will also be extras from when the conversations spilled over to bring you stories of the people behind the work. Over the coming months, we will explore topics of mental health, sustainable city design and planning, waste management and play in the city.

    S01E13: The Frugal City

    S01E13: The Frugal City

    Episode 13 looks at the landscape of cities and how to build cities based on principles of frugality and simplicity. Through a conversation with Bengaluru-based architect, Chitra Vishwanath, founder of Biome Environmental Solutions, it examines how we need to turn to local wisdom and techniques as urbanisation increases rapidly. It also looks at what sustainability means.

    • 37 min
    S01E12: Longing To Belong

    S01E12: Longing To Belong

    Episode 12 maps the ongoing humanitarian crisis of the exodus of migrant labourers from cities in India due to the lockdown and attempts to understand the complex underlying causes that has precipitated it. It looks at the notion of home and belonging and what that means in a globalised world for the millions who live on the margins.

    • 35 min
    S01E11: The Invisible Work Of Care

    S01E11: The Invisible Work Of Care

    Episode 11 explores women's labour and the impact Covid-19 has had on it through the lens of two women living in different cities in India. It looks at the invisible and often unrecognised work of a woman's day-to-day life and reflects on why re-examining these ascribed roles and functions is critical.

    • 28 min
    S01E10: Hitched To The Universe

    S01E10: Hitched To The Universe

    Episode 10 enters the terrain of the strange and fascinating scientific world of pandemics, epidemics and zoonotic diseases. The episode moves further down the trail of exploring how our fraying relationship with our planet might have something to do the current Covid-19 crisis and considers what wisdom we can glean from this experience.

    • 25 min
    S01E09: Keeping Quiet

    S01E09: Keeping Quiet

    This TCC episode reflects on the world that’s unfolding outside our windows and doors as we find ourselves restricted to our homes during the forced stillness of the lockdown. As air pollution lowers and animals begin to wander about cities - what are we seeing and experiencing? What is it telling us about who we want to be once the lockdown comes to an end?

    • 27 min
    Extra 7: Practicing collective care

    Extra 7: Practicing collective care

    We spoke to Aparna Joshi, Assistant Professor at TISS and Project Director of iCALL, and her colleague Tanuja Babre, Coordinator of iCALL to understand the psychosocial impact of the Corona virus, the impact its having on how we’re all feeling and responding. We also spoke specifically, to care and what collective care means in this time.

    • 18 min

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