HOW TO HOUSE THE URBAN POOR

  • How to house the urban poor? - If ever a place could be damned by its name, it is this; Thideer Nagar. The Tamil word Thideer means sudden. And Chennai is full of these so-called sudden Nagars [...]

Where we went…

The ACJ Print 2019-2020 team decided to go to two government resettlement colonies–Kannagi Nagar and Perumbakkam –and two shantytowns Thideer Nagar and Indiranagar slum–well within city limits. It did so to find out who the people that live in the slums where and why they chose to live the way they do.

 


…and what we saw.