Urbanisation, COVID-19 and Capitalism

Jana Nakhal

Thursday 16 April 2020

While it seems tedious to evoke capital in the face of every crisis, capitalism left us little space to breathe.

As we sit in the comfort of our homes due to the spread of the COVID-19, we attempt to open up a conversation on the role of urbanisation- as an instrument of capital accumulation- in the proliferation of this virus. We will also address the implications of the quarantine enforced in response to the pandemic for the working class and marginalised communities, especially in regard to shelter and public space.