Monsoon Assemblages, University of Westminster, London
The monsoon is a vast planetary, a meteorological system that affects the lives of more than one-third of the world’s population. In South Asia, economics, politics, and culture are finely tuned to its clock and vulnerable to small changes in its progress. Monsoon Assemblages, a research project funded by the European Research Council, seeks to undertake an interdisciplinary inquiry into relations between changing monsoon climates and rapid urban growth in Chennai, Delhi, and Dhaka, three of South Asia’s largest cities.
In this context, I explored monsoonal conditions through drawings focusing on three key elements: atmosphere, the ecological crust, and the logics of topography and its hydrological impact. Using datasets collected from NASA, I analyzed and visualized relationships between the monsoon and rapid urbanization.
Lindsay Bremner Principal Investigator
Tom Benson Researcher