This lecture will explore infrastructures as material forms that connect populations, regions, and economies. Infrastructures of transport and communication for instance are crucial for the circulation of both economies and cultures. Infrastructures are at the center of media circulation by way of entangling people, objects, ideas and technologies. Digital infrastructures are dynamic environments; they break down, collapse and suddenly multiply in new ways through circulation and collaboration. In non-Western environments like Asia, infrastructures have a distinct ‘poetics’, with aesthetic and radical possibilities. This poetics is a significant part of Asia’s move to the digital, with emerging cultural practices, and new cultural institutions.
* Don’t miss the following two events also at Hoa Sen University:
– The second lecture by Ravi Sundaram, ‘Memory, Circulation and the Digital Archive’ on Friday 18th @6:30PM
– The screening of ‘Masaan’ by Neeraj Ghaywan, followed by a discussion with Professor Ranjani Mazumdar on Indian cinema, Saturday 19th @7:00PM. To join this event, please register with Art House Cine. Find out how by clicking here!
Ravi Sundaram participates in ‘Encounter’, a lecture series which is part of a large artistic endeavour called ‘Conscious Realities’, initiated and organized by San Art in partnership with Prince Claus Fund.