Tag: infrastructures

Infrastructure of the Archive / Archiving Infrastructure #Roadsides

Alessandro Rippa , April 2nd, 2020

Infrastructure is, in common understanding, a very material thing. We think of it as something made of iron and concrete. Even when going unnoticed in our everyday lives,…


Architecture as/and Infrastructure #Roadsides

Madlen Kobi , April 1st, 2020

Over the past two decades, infrastructure has emerged as a central concept in a larger conversation about architecture, landscape, and urbanism. Providing citizens with reliable infrastructure systems…


Waiting for a Dam #Roadsides

Matthäus Rest , March 27th, 2020

Once again, in November 2019, I found myself in an SJVN waiting room. But it was a new waiting room. Many things had changed in the two years…


Runways to the Sky #Roadsides

Luke Heslop , March 26th, 2020

Road building in the Maldives – an archipelago of small coralline islands – sounds a bit like a euphemism for a ridiculous task. Maldivian roads present uniquely closed…


The Space-Time of Infrastructure #Roadsides

Christine Bichsel , March 25th, 2020

“Lena, you can turn on the camera now.” The view of the space station changes from monitor to film image. The opening scene of Andrei Ujică’s film Out…


Towards a relational anthropology of the state

Andre Thiemann , December 19th, 2017

This ain’t New York As a contributor to the recently published edited volume Stategraphy: Towards a relational anthropology of the state (Thelen, Vetters, and Benda-Beckmann 2017), Allegra invited…