The "Stadtlabor for Multimodal Anthropology" aims at developing ‘an anthropology of/as urbanism’. It critically explores governmental, everyday, insurgent and more-than-human practices of city making. It also experiments with ethnography as a more-than-textual, multimodal practice.



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Indrawan Prabaharyaka

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Title: When Infrastructure is a Verb

Date of Admission: 7 November 2018

Supervisors: Prof. Ignacio Farías and Prof. AbdouMaliq Simone (Sheffield University)

Abstract: My doctoral project stems from my deep-rooted concern and interest in the environment and sociospatial justice. The dissertation, When Infrastructure is a Verb, is an intense experiment of theorizing and storytelling replete with cross-cutting lives of people, organizations, and things awkwardly engaged in the current sanitary infrastructure projects in Jakarta, where sewerage systems serve only a tiny part of the polluted megacity, whereas the majority make do with heterogeneous and conflicting stopgap measures, ad hoc rules, makeshift contraptions, translocal knowledges, and vernacular values. It proposes to flee from the study of infrastructure as a noun, what has been stabilized and often taken for granted as it is, toward the inquiry on infrastructuring,
the thoroughly and immensely indeterminate and vulnerable processes.

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