Youth on the Move

Start Date: Jun, 2023
Status: Ongoing

Project Details

Department Social Sciences
Duration -1 Year(s)
Funding Agency(ies)

Urban Studies Foundation


Delphine Thivet
Aarti Kawlra (associate researcher)

Ying CHENG (Peking University)

Min TANG (Tongji University)
Anuj DAGA (SEA, University of Mumbai)


French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP)
Lagos Studies Association (LSA)
Dream Building Service Association

Email delphine.thivet AT ifpindia DOT org

Project Description

Youth on the Move’ observes emerging socio-spatial practices of youth in African and Asian contexts, and examines their modes of moving and meaning-making through an embodied politics of performance. The conceptual lens of ‘performance’ highlights the interplay between body and urban space and acknowledges the interconnectedness of young people’s lives and the spatial transformations of the city. While youth indexes a range of people across spectrums of class, gender, caste, including from (im)migrants, labour, women, early career researchers or students; practices of movement are oriented towards livelihoods, home making, political action or translocal migration or even artistic expression.

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