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 MONASS project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the MONASS project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "MONASS" about.

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Project "MONASS" data sheet

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Organization address
address: REGENT STREET 309
city: LONDON
postcode: W1B 2UW

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙497˙212 €
 EC max contribution 1˙497˙212 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-05-01   to  2021-04-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG UK (LONDON) coordinator 1˙497˙212.00


 Project objective

The ambition of this cutting edge research project is to deliver a ground breaking, interdisciplinary design-driven inquiry into the impacts of changing monsoon climates in three of South Asia’s rapidly growing cities. This will be undertaken at a time when climate change and urban development conspire to produce unlikely futures for urban survival. Extreme weather events, all attributed to the monsoon’s capricious nature, are resulting in increasing frequency in water shortages, power failures, floods, out-breaks of disease, damage to property and loss of life. In responding to these events, the project will challenge the dominant view of the monsoon as a natural meteorological system outside of and distinct from society. Instead it will propose that the monsoon is a co-production of physical and social dynamics entangled within historic lived environments that can be analyzed, worked with, shaped and changed. To do so, an unconventional interdisciplinary team will develop a novel research methodology around the new operative concept of ‘monsoon assemblages.’ This will bring together the spatial design disciplines with the environmental humanities to advance research of lived environments as indivisibly natural, social and political and to propose models for intervening in them through design.

The project aims to shift conceptions and understandings of the monsoon as a natural meteorological system; to deliver a ground breaking new approach to the design of cities by treating the monsoon as an organizing principle of urban life, not an external threat; to assess the potential impact of this approach for urban policy, planning and infrastructure investment; to assess the new political, theoretical and aesthetic agendas for the spatial design disciplines and the environmental humanities this opens up; and to engage critically with the climate change adaption paradigm through the innovative idea of climate co-production.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Lindsay Bremner
Planning the 2015 Chennai floods
published pages: 251484861988013, ISSN: 2514-8486, DOI: 10.1177/2514848619880130
Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 2019-11-13
2020 Lindsay Bremner
Sedimentary logics and the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh
published pages: 102109, ISSN: 0962-6298, DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.102109
Political Geography 77 2019-11-13
2017 Lindsay Bremner, Damaso Randulfe
On Monsoon Assemblages
published pages: 90-99, ISSN: 2398-984X, DOI:
Migrant 3 2019-06-19
2019 Lindsay Bremner, Christina Geros, john Cook
Emergent and Erratic: Monsoonal Transmogrification of Land, Air and Sea
published pages: 106-107, ISSN: , DOI:
Broken Nature, XXII Milan Triennale Catalogue 2019-06-06
2018 Harshavardhan Bhat
Over skies of extraction
published pages: 23-26, ISSN: 1973-9141, DOI:
Lo Squaderno: Explorations in Space and Society 48 2019-04-18

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