Infrastructure, Environment and Life in the Anthropocene
Workshop held October 19-20th, 2015 at Concordia University
On October 19-20 2015, Concordia University will host an international workshop on what happens to the concepts of infrastructure, environment and life in an age of ecological crises. The workshop brings together 16 established and emerging scholars, whose research specializes in the intersection of these concepts, for a focused two-day discussion of pre-circulated papers. The discussion is inter-disciplinary, with anthropologists, geographers, sociologists and science studies scholars participating. Anyone who wishes to read the papers ahead of time and participate in the workshop can get in touch via the contact below. There will also be a keynote lecture at 1:30 on the 19th by Kim Fortun, to which all are welcome.
The project contributes to an ongoing collaborative initiative at Concordia University and internationally on the conceptual and political relationship between infrastructure and environment in the social sciences, and will serve to inaugurate a long-term series of activities around this topic. It is made possible by contributions from Concordia University’s office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic Affairs, the Loyola College for Sustainability Research, the departments of Political Science and Sociology and Anthropology, the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.