Feral Effects

Baskin Coffey, Victoria, Deger, Jennifer, Tsing, Anna, and Zhou, Feifei (2020) Feral Effects. In: Lahoud, Adrian, and Bagnato, Andrea, (eds.) Rights of Future Generations: Conditions. Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH, Ostfildern, Germany, 142-144, 230.

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[Extract] Infrastructures are material apparatuses. They transform land-, air-, and seascapes, often radically so. While most studies of infrastructures focus on what they can do as apparatuses-or, alternatively, what blocks or stymies their function-Feral Atlas is a proposal to bring sustained attention to the nondesigned, or feral, effects of human infrastructures. It is concerned with the quietly insistent, even banal, ecological violence enacted by everyday imperial and industrial infrastructural processes. Deadly pathogens transported through global shipping networks, toxic accretions leaking from the brownfields in abandoned industrial zones, the devastating ecological simplifications imposed by plantation agriculture-the Atlas sets out to highlight the ways that infrastructures create new ecological conditions, belonging to what it is called Anthropocene.

Item ID: 63392
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4703-5
Copyright Information: © 2020 Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin, and the authors © 2020 Sharjah Architecture Triennial and the authors
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2020 00:28
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160199 Anthropology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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