This presentation arises out of the work of Monsoon Assemblages, a research project funded by the European Research Council from 2016-2021. The presentation will think through what it means to reframe spatial research around the monsoon, a weather system that envelopes the globe, and to approach cities as monsoon assemblages or weather worlds. It will thus challenge ways of thinking of cities and climate or society and nature as separate entities stacked up against one another, and instead explore the multiple ways they are entangled and co produced.
Dr. Lindsay Bremner is a research architect and educator at the University of Westminster in London where she is Director of Research in the School of Architecture and Cities. She recently (2016-2021) held European Research Council grant no. 679873 for Monsoon Assemblages, a project exploring three Bay of Bengal cities – Chennai, Dhaka and Yangon, as monsoonal assemblages are being disrupted and transformed by globalisation and climate change. She holds a B.Arch from the University of Cape Town and an M.Arch and DSc.Arch from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.