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27 February 2019 at 1.00 pm

Follow the thing: li-ion battery

Centro Nexa su Internet e Società Politecnico di Torino, Via Boggio 65/a, Torino

Ospite: Alberto Valz Gris (FULL-Politecnico di Torino)

Li-ion batteries are constructed through a complex production network spanning a significant portion of the planet. From raw materials extraction across the Southern hemisphere to cell production in the Northern one, their geographies mobilise urban
theory well beyond its conventional site: cities.

Through a multi-sited and relational research practice, the project aims at articulating the role of production networks and emerging technologies in unequal processes of urbanisation at the planetary scale.

The talk will focus on broadly quantitative data describing the planetary scenario of the li-ion commodity chain as well as more detailed empirical data collected through the first of a series of mobile ethnographies across the Chilean-Argentinian lithiumrich Atacama plateau.

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Live streaming: http://nexa.polito.it/upcoming-events

URL dell'incontro: https://nexa.polito.it/lunch-67