Category: Seminars and Conferences
State: Current
30 April 2021 - 2,00 pm ONLINE

Weaponizing Infrastructure: Social Reproduction and the Toxic Ecologies of Settler Colonialism

On Zoom platform

Lifelines is a DIST - POLITO funded research project that aims to observe different forms of infrastructures and their system of spaces and relations that guarantee a decent standard of livability. It moves away from a conceptualization of infrastructures as machines of transmission and supply, to one intended as a support of living focusing on the role of territories in structuring asymmetric relations of vulnerability and privilege.
The goal is to understand in concrete terms what does it mean to produce life-sustaining environmental conditions.
The project looks at the lines of sustainment in different crisis as a productive epistemological perspective, and as a technopolitical terrain in perennial tensions between crisis and its beyond as well.

The Project, led by Prof. Camillo Boano and Prof. Cristina Bianchetti, include colleagues from DIST as Prof. Antonio di Campli, Prof. Federico Cavallaro, Prof. Ianira Vassallo, Prof. Giulia Sonetti and many others PHDs and Master Students.

Program:

26 March 2021 - 3,00 pm (GMT+1)
Medium Design
Keller Easterling | Yale University (US)

12 April 2021 - 3,00 pm (GMT+1)
Urban political ecology: critical reflections and future directions
Matthew Gandy
| Cambridge University (UK)

30 April 2021 - 2,00 pm (GMT+1)
Weaponizing Infrastructure: Social Reproduction and the Toxic Ecologies of Settler Colonialism
Omar Jabary Salamanca | ULB (Belgium)