This presentation examines and compares systems in countries hosting large numbers of asylum-seekers; particularly, migration crises in Italy and Serbia, integration problems, and day-to-day encounters.
The Buddhist monastery holds in tension a profound ambivalence about the body and body aesthetics. On the one hand, non-normative bodies are denied ordination, and the ascetic body is articulated as beautiful and well-formed. On the other hand, Buddhist meditative practices train the ascetic gaze to dis-articulate and de-form the body in order to realize […]
This talk examines emergent consumption patterns in Vietnam’s shifting transportation market and then considers them within broader design and marketing infrastructures shaping emerging markets in the Southeast Asian region.
The City of New York and its booster waged a campaign to belittle the quality of the land they seized and the character of the people who lived there. Highlighting places like Seneca Village—an African American activist community—my talk will prove the propaganda wrong and illuminate a crucial mechanism and lessons of displacement and redevelopment […]
By examining the modern urban layout and architecture of these cities, this talk reconstructs the historical context of their transformations, and from a comparative perspective, discusses what they have in common as exemplary centers of Japanese colonial modernism.
Taking as its starting point the controversies and protests surrounding the mass installation of prepaid water meters in Soweto, this talk tracks the centrality of infrastructure as a medium and terrain for politics from the apartheid period to the present.