Ranjani Mazumdar, “Slums in the Cultural Imaginary”


Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:30pm to 8:00pm


Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium 105, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The slum has been a visual force in a number of city films from across the world. The use of certain geographical locations and popular discourses about crime and poverty have given shape to a diverse range of images that are at once powerful, mythic and disturbing. This event, which will kick off a two-day conference on “Slums: New Visions for an Enduring Global Phenomenon,” will explore the perceptions that have fuelled the imagination of the cinematic slum.

Learn more about Ranjani Mazumdar, “Slums in the Cultural Imaginary.”