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03.13.13 | SCI-Arc, W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
Keller Easterling: Extrastatecraft

Wed, March 13, 7pm
W.M Keck Lecture Hall

Intro by Marcelo Spina

Repeatable formulas and spatial products make most of the space in the world now; not only buildings but also entire cities have become spatial products that typically reproduce free zone world cities like Shenzhen or Dubai. Space has become a mobile, monetized, almost infrastructural, technology, where infrastructure is not only the urban substructure, but also the urban structure itself.

Keller Easterling is an architect, writer and professor at Yale University. Her books include Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005) and Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America (MIT, 1999). A forthcoming book, Extrastatecraft: Global Infrastructure and Political Arts (Yale University Press, 2013), examines global infrastructure networks as a medium of polity.