Hong Kong towers try using drainpipes to generate hydropower
Discussion _ reception – The idea that the world is created by people in history, both consciously and through cumulative unintended effects, represents the bulwark of the modern secular social sciences. From this foundation, scholars have argued that fundamental features of our world that we often take to be natural, from race and gender to politics and the economy, are actually products of human making. This is the basis for the twined concepts of social construction and human agency.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
6:00 PM – 08:30 PM
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10003, USA
first round of Amulets for Infrastructure, image FOP 2012
Next week we head to Kyoto, Japan to kick off Amulets for Infrastructure. Over the last couple of weeks we fashioned our first series of paper amulets for the project (described further here).
For us, the Amulets for Infrastructure project is less about the idea of "luck" sometimes associated with the concept of amulets or talismans, and more a reminder of ancient knowledges that tell of the power of nonhuman forces to shape and sometimes unseat human plans, including human-built structures and infrastructures.
Nasty climate surprises have occurred already, and more seem inevitable, perhaps within decades.
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For a decade between 2001 and 2010, Philadelphia photographer Zoe Strauss (b. 1970) showed her photographic works once a year in a public space beneath an I-95 highway overpass in South Philadelphia. In these annual one-day exhibitions, Strauss mounted her … Continue reading