The Publicness of Public spaces: The case of Tundikhel

What is our relationship with Tundikhel and what are the factors and forces that have shaped this relationship over time? How has access to this space been regulated through moral and physical policing? What were the successes and challenges of the Occupy Tundikhel movement and what is the way forward? In this seminar, we will explore these questions and more anchored by Tales of Tundikhel, a work by Tripty Tamang Pakhrin, one of the research fellows of Kathmandu Valley Urban History Project. Through oral histories and multimedia, Tripty shares how people from different walks of life have used, absorbed, appropriated and experienced Tundikhel over time. We will use her work to discuss critical issues around public space, access, policing and the future of Tundikhel.
The session will be 5 hours long, hopefully allowing for a slower, more in-depth exploration into these ideas.
The session will be moderated by Sabin Ninglekhu. Presentations and discussions will take place in a mix of Nepali and English. Participants are requested to stay for the entire session.
Participation is free however limited to 25 and by registration on a first come first serve basis. Lunch will be provided.
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2022
Time: 10am – 3pm
Venue: Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka

To participate, please sign up HERE.