Fascinating discussion from last year, out of the British Academy, about what infrastructure is and how the concept may have subtly changed over time (for example, the material and conceptual, the blueprint and the waste, etc.).
The modern usage of the term infrastructure has gone through a series of permutations from early emphasis on logistics, organisation, and the expanding scope of technological networks to more recent interest in the intersections with landscape, ecology, and alternative theorisations of urban materiality. In this event we will explore questions relating to the meaning and conceptualisation of urban infrastructures. The question of infrastructure will serve as an entry point for wider reflections on the changing experience of nature, modernity, and urban space.
This event is part of the Urban Salon – a London-based seminar series exploring urban experiences within an international and comparative frame.
Dr Jiat-Hwee Chang, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore; Professor Dr Jochen Monstadt, Chair for Governance of Urban Transitions and Dynamics, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University; Dr Manuel Tironi, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, P. Universidad Católica de Chile; Professor Jane Wolff, Associate Professor, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto