Invitation to the PhD course “Critical Urban Theory in Practice”

The Right Livelihood College (RLC) invites students to apply for the PhD course “Critical Urban Theory: Citizenship, Marginalities, Livelihood Struggles and Innovations in Practice”

Organized by: Lund University (hosted by Centre for Sustainability Studies, LUCSUS) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (hosted by Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation, CLSI).


The course is designed for MPhil/PhD students working on urban and livelihoods issues from different critical perspectives. The focus will be on linking critical urban theory with innovative practices, e.g. grass-roots initiatives and slum improvement projects in the city of Mumbai, India, developed and led by Medha Patkar, a Laureate of the Right Livelihood Award, to address current complex socio economic and environmental issues in the urban space.

The course content  for Module I was covered in Mumbai (4-8 January 2016) and Module II will be in Lund (4-8 April 2016), at Campuses of the Right Livelihood College (RLC) at LUCSUS, Lund University and CLSI, TISS.

For more information about the course click here

You can register for the second module of the course by sending an email to no later than  15 February 2016.

Participation in the course is free of charge. Please note that all transportation and accommodation costs etc. should be covered by the PhD student or the affiliated university department. If you wish to cancel your course registration, please do so no later than  4 weeks prior to course start.


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