May 22, 2023: InfraNorth Workshop “Ethnographies of Infrastructure”
After a decade of rising popularity of treating infrastructure anthropologically, the time seems ripe to look at how we have been studying infrastructure. This workshop intends to address three critical questions in that respect:
1) What are the theoretical and methodological tools anthropology brings to the table when studying infrastructure?
2) How can the traditional anthropological focus on the spoken word and observed behavior capture human and non-human entanglements with material and non-material infrastructures?
3) How can we make use of ethnographies of local communities in a global world of infrastructure, where political and economic decisions are typically being made by external actors?
The workshop is being organized by the InfraNorth project and will bring invited scholars of infrastructure into conversation with project researchers.
University of Vienna, Marietta-Blau-Saal
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna
The full programm and more information can be found here.