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Imagining infrastructures

This event took place on 6 March 2017 at the British Academy.

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 explored questions relating to the meaning and conceptualisation of urban infrastructures. The question of infrastructure served as an entry point for wider reflections on the changing experience of nature, modernity, and urban space.

This event was part of the Urban Salon - a London-based seminar series exploring urban experiences within an international and comparative frame.

Speakers:
Jiat-Hwee Chang, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore
Jochen Monstadt, Chair for Governance of Urban Transitions and Dynamics, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University
Manuel Tironi, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, P. Universidad Católica de Chile
Jane Wolff, Associate Professor, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto

Chair:
Matthew Gandy FBA, Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography, University of Cambridge