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Civic Matter Faculty Research Group @ CRASSH

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Taking infrastructure in a narrow material sense, Civic Matter is about thinking through the social, ethical and political work of infrastructural design, (re)construction and maintenance, and the ways in which anticipated and obsolete infrastructures are imagined, remembered, destroyed, recycled or eschewed. Our central aim is to explore the past and potential of infrastructure as a civic project through a combination of (inter)disciplinary angles, from architecture to archeology, geography to history. We plan to discuss the forms of labour and imagination that materialize past and future polities, and to identify the threats posed by neglect, exclusion, dysfunction and privatisation to this project, and the material effects –from immobility to toxic exposure—that infrastructural disenfranchisement might produce.

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Infrastructures of Exposure - Toxicity, Temporality and Political Economies in Africa and Beyond

UserPenelope Harvey; Michelle Murphy; Anna Lora Wainwright; Nick Schapiro; Anne Pollock; Noemi Tousignant; Henrietta Moore; John Manton; Ruth Prince; Tatiana Thieme.

HouseDarwin College and SG2 at CRASSH Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT.

ClockThursday 13 March 2014, 09:00-17:30

Animated Space: Ash Amin and Filip De Boeck in Conversation

UserAsh Amin (Cambridge); Filip De Boeck (Leuven).

HouseSG2 at CRASSH Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT.

ClockWednesday 04 December 2013, 14:30-16:30

The Elusive Lab: Scientific Infrastructure in Africa

UserDavid Dunne, Ferdinand Okwaro, Branwyn Poleykett, James Wood (Cambridge) Chaired by Wenzel Geissler (Oslo and Cambridge).

HouseSG2 at CRASSH Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT.

ClockWednesday 20 November 2013, 14:30-16:30

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