Entrepreneurial Governance and the Ahmedabad Gujari Bazaar: Erasure of the Sabarmati River as Commons

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This essay frames the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project (SRFDP) against a cultural history of the Sabarmati riverbed as a
commons and against the successive aesthetic readings of the riverfront correlating with Ahmedabad’s urbanization. Design practice
materialized Ahmedabadi elites’ desires to remake Ahmedabad as a global city by commodifying the Sabarmati landscape. This
simultaneously erased the socio-spatial networks and practices grounding the working poor in the riverbed for centuries. The case of
the Ahmedabad Gujari Bazaar provides insight into these disempowering processes and into the market traders’ actions to claim their right in shaping the city for their survival as well.

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Vineet Diwadkar
Diwadkar, V. (2013). Entrepreneurial Governance and the Ahmedabad Gujari Bazaar: Erasure of the Sabarmati River as Commons. Materia Arquitectura, (07), 110–115. https://doi.org/10.56255/ma.v0i07.228


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