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Ikuno Naka is a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Economic Experimentation and  the Constructing Urban Futures in Asia (CUFA) research group. She is interested in understanding the cultures of capitalism and its spatial expressions in ecology and the city. Her current research grounds itself in the coastal wetlands that have become the 'emerging' city of Cochin in the South Indian state of Kerala, examining the landscapes of speculation that are re-shaping urban ecologies. She completed her DPhil and MPhil at the University of Oxford's Department of International Development and a BA in History and International Relations at Wellesley College. Beyond academia, Ikuno enjoys experimenting with other mediums, from sound to film. Before the MPI, she was working in film at an independent production company based in Japan.

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