Thursday 11 December
Keller Easterling | Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space
18.30-20.00, New Theatre, LSE, East Building, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
Speaker: Keller Easterling, Professor at the Yale School of Architecture
Respondent: David Madden, Assistant Professor in Sociology, LSE
Chair: Suzanne Hall, Assistant Professor in Sociology, LSE and Research Fellow at LSE Cities
In this public lecture and book launch, award–winning writer and urbanist Keller Easterling will explore infrastructure as the visible and invisible arrangements of power that regulate space. Easterling draws on a wide range of infrastructures that are integral to contemporary life, from virtual technologies that allow urban citizens to construct new modes of communication and resistance, to planetary platforms of surveillance and transgression. The thinness of credit cards, mobile telephony, and the “free zone” all form part of Keller’s multi-scalar exploration, at the core of which is her proposal for unexpected techniques for resisting power in the modern world.
Free and open to the public no booking necessary. For more information please visit our website here.