“Pickled Infrastructures”

Improvisation on Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman’s photographs and discussion paper: “Infrastructure Development in Northeast India – Examining Inequality and Exclusion in the Development Promise of Progress and Prosperity”. Anton Nikolotov is an experimental anthropologist currently completing his PhD at the Institute for...

Academy Working Days

      We have three days to go and then the Academy is over. We have already heard about many interesting projects on very diverse topics, such as solar micro-grids, urban planning, supply chainsand have heard about countries like Kenya,...

First Working Day of the Academy

      October, 1st was the first working day of the Academy. All particiants met each other and with steering group members. After an introduction and welcome speeches, we had a project presentation and a thematic discussion, followed by...

Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman: Infrastructure Development in Northeast India – Examining Inequality and Exclusion in the Development Promise of Progress and Prosperity

The pace of infrastructural development in Northeast India has been on the uptick since 2008. The past development experience in Northeast India has oscillated between complete neglect to sporadic interest based on particular needs of economic enclaves and military preparedness...

Busarin Lertchavalitsakul: Contested Lands and Medical Services – ‘Border Bureaucracy’ and ‘Ambiguous Infrastructures’ in the Myanmar-Thailand Borderlands

A formal border checkpoint is a recent infrastructure established by Thailand in 2015, in one of formerly ethnic conflicted Southern Shan State bordering the northwestern province of Mae Hong Son. The checkpoint is aimed to more officially manage cross-border flows,...

Fabian Prieto-Ñañez: Connected on Our Own Terms – Satellite Dishes, Media Consumption and Technological Entrepreneurship in Colombia (1979-1998)

My project focuses on the circulation of satellite TV reception technologies by local entrepreneurs in Colombia during the 1980s and 1990s. Satellite dishes and Community Antenna Television (CATV) allowed the flow of foreign television channels to different populations, who organized...