Raktim Ray is a Lecturer (Teaching) at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU). He is the joint Programme Leader for the MSc programme in Development Administration and Planning. Raktim’s research focuses on two thematic areas a) solidarity networks and politics of care and b) ethnography of the state. Raktim critiques the binary framework of resistance and dominance to understand state-political society relations and argue the framework of conflict politics is able to capture some of the nuances of developmental politics in the postcolonial context. His current research projects focus on spatial occupation of urban protests, archiving sensory heritage and politics of care. Geographically, Raktim’s research projects are across various cities in India and London, UK.