River Cities #1: Introduction with Satya Patchineelam
This episode is the first in a four-part mini-series on River Cities as Method (RCM), a new project under the umbrella of Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA) at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS). The goal of River Cities as Method is to promote ecologically and socially inclusive revitalizations of rivers and the cities/neighborhoods that coexist with them. In this introductory episode, Satya Patchineelam, PhD candidate at Erasmus University and academic advisor for the RCM project, introduces her own ethnographic work among the Riverine community in Brazil. This work serves as the pilot project for RCM, so our conversation explores her particular project research well as the the larger River Cities project that is currently being developed.