October 4th through October 18th

In Delhi, the exhibition will be shown in English and Hindi. The English exhibition will open at School of Planning & Architecture (SPA), with a panel discussion themed “Rethinking Urban Informality: Ideas for an Inclusive City”. The Hindi exhibition will be mobile and is being hosted in six different locations across Delhi by members of the Forum of Informal Urban Poor Workers (FIUPW) with community-led local programs at each venue. 

October 4, Friday: EXHIBITION OPENING in English
School of Planning & Architecture

Directions: SPA, New Committee Room, 4-Block-B, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi 110002 Google Map

9:30 Doors open
10:00-10:30 Exhibition opening & interactive walkthrough
10:30-11:00 Tea Break
11:00-13:00 Panel Discussion with Q&A
‘People Building Better Cities: Rethinking Urban Informality – Ideas for an Inclusive City’
13:00 onwards Lunch and exhibition display

Prof. Chetan Vaidya, Director, SPA

Dr. Shyamala Mani, Professor, NIUA
Prof. Neelima Risbud, Head, Housing, SPA 
Mr. Dharmendra Kumar, Secretary, Janpahal
Mr. Manoj Rai, Director, PRIA

October 7 – 18
The English exhibition will shift to PRIA following the opening
Directions: PRIA Campus, 42 Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi 110062 Google Map
Opening hours: 10am to 6:00pm



The Hindi exhibition will remain open from 11:00 to 17:00 at the dates and locations provided below

October 7, Monday and 8, Tuesday
Janpahal Shelter for Homeless with Janpahal and India FDI Watch

Directions: Nehru Enclave-Akshardham Flyover, Shakarpur. Nearest metros – Akshardham, Laxmi Nagar and Yamuna Bank Google Map
Inquiries: Mr. Dharmendra Kumar, Secretary, Janpahal & Director, India FDI Watch ,

October 9, Wednesday and 10, Thursday
Baljeet Nagar with HAQ 

Directions: Google Map
Inquiries: Mr. Abdul Shakeel, Coordinator, HAQ, +91 9871550857,

October 11, Friday and 12, Saturday
Seemapuri with All India Kabadi Mazdoor Mahasangh 

Directions: Google Map
Inquiries: Mr. Shashi Bhushan, Secretary, AIKMM, +91 9968413109

October 14, Monday and 15, Tuesday
Rohini with All India Rickshaw Pullers Association

Directions: Google Map
Inquiries: Mr. Vighnesh Jha, Coordinator, NASVI North India, +91 9540457545

Oct 17, Thursday, and 18, Friday
Lakkarmandi, Kirti Nagar with Jhuggi Jhopri Ekta Manch  

Directions: Google Map
Inquiries: Mr. Arvind Kumar, Gen. Secretary, JJEM, +91 9650253141


A series of themed chat sessions, bazaars, and project demonstrations at each venue, with local stakeholders and community members will be held to accompany the exhibition. These are in the process of being finalized, and information will be updated on the exhibition website as soon as it becomes available. Please keep checking this page for updates. You can also contact the co-ordinators listed above for information on local events.

October 8, Tuesday  NEHRU ENCLAVE
‘Urban informality and the homeless’

Mr. Dharmendra Kumar, Secretary, Janpahal

Key Speakers
Dr. Amod Kumar, Chief Functionary, State appointed Mother NGO for Homeless
Ms. Ambika Pandit, Journalist, TNN (TBC)
Mr. H.S. Rawat, Co-Convener, Hawkers Joint Action Committee

October 12, Saturday SEEMAPURI
The Seemapuri exhibition will feature an exhibition and sale of innovative, upcycled products from the local all-women cooperative Kabad Se Jugad, and a screening of the documentary ‘ Don’t Waste People’ by Julia Waterhouse (provided we get Hindi subtitling done in time!).

There will also be informal talks and discussions with
Dr. B.C. Sabata, Sr. Scientific Officer, Dept. of Environment
Mr. Ravi Agarwal, Artist and Environmental Activist


October 14 & 15 ROHINI
Installation and demonstration of solar-powered and hybrid rickshaw prototypes
‘Adda’ discussion community issues


School of Planning & Architecture, Delhi
National Institute for Urban Affairs
Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)
India FDI Watch
All India Kabadi Mazdoor Mahasangh
All India Rickshaw Pullers Association
Jhuggi Jhopri Ekta Manch
Kabad Se Jugad

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