2017 ~ Sunday January 15: ROAMING ASSEMBLY #10 ~ INFRASTRUCTURAL RIFTS: SOULS AND SOILS OF DISASTER DEVELOPMENTALISM: ‘Co-curator’s Introduction' ~ Introduction by Rachel O’Reilly
Introduction to Infrastructural Rifts: Souls and Soils of Disaster Developmentalism
Psychomaterial economies of belief, labour, subsistence and investment surrounding large scale infrastructural developments of the present.
This symposium picks up on confrontations presently playing out on Jakarta's streets. Commonly being oversimplified as a clash between 'status quo developmentalism', and ‘populist fundamentalism’, we intend to complicate the tension in order to address contemporary conditions of infrastructure, governance, planning, and socio-ecological/geological entanglement in Indonesia, as a way of pointing to global trends and conditions.