Governing the Inorganic: Materials, Infrastructure and Care

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El 14 y 15 de septiembre organizaremos junto a Sebastián Ureta de la UAH el workshop internacional “Governing the Inorganic: Materials, Infrastructure and Care”. Tendremos de invitados Andrew Barry y Myra Hird. Mi presentación Sensing chemicals: sentinel plants and interspecies cordiality in the Anthropocene está basada en nuestras experiencias con plantas en Puchuncaví. Abajo dejo el programa completo, y las inscripciones se hacen a 

Governing the Inorganic: Materials, Infrastructures and Care
Universidad Alberto Hurtado
Santiago, Chile
September 14-15, 2015
This workshop is funded by FONDECYT projects number 1130156 and 1150319

Day 1 (September 14)

13.30-14.00: Registration & Opening words

14.00-15.00: Panel #1: INFRASTRUCTURES
– Dhan Zunino (PhD, CONICET research assistant at the Centro de Historia Intelectual, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina): The life of things. Exploring Buenos Aires’ underground as a political arena through frictions between water and mobility infrastructure.
– Peter Forman (PhD candidate, Department of Geography, University of Durham, UK): Securing Flows of Natural Gas: The Governance of Inorganic Materials in Transit.

15.00-15.30: Coffee break

15.30-16.30: Panel #2: MATERIALS
– Elizabeth Reddy (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology at the University of California-Irvine, USA): The Magnitude of Mexico: Seismic Scientists and Engineers Encounter Earth Motion.
– Christopher Lawless (Lecturer, School of Applied Social Science, Durham University, UK): Critically exploring acute volcanic ash events and resilience

17.00-18.30: Keynote lecture 1.
Professor Andrew Barry (Chair of Human Geography, University College London, United Kingdom): The Political Geography of the Inorganic.

Day 2 (September 15)

9.30-11.00: Panel #3: TEMPORALITIES
– Carla Alvial & Kornelia Konrad (PhD student, Science, Technology and Policy Studies, University of Twente, The Netherlands): Governing the techno-scientific futures of graphene.
– Nathaniel Freiburger (Assistant professor, Sociology Department, University of Kansas, USA): Natural Resource Modes: Lithium and the Topology of Projectness.             – Sebastián Ureta (Associate professor, Sociology Department, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile): Give me a background and I will rise a (toxic) world.

11.00-11.30: Coffee break

11:30-13.00: Panel #4: CARE
– Manuel Tironi (Assistant professor, Sociology Department, Universidad Católica de Chile): Sensing chemicals: sentinel plants and interspecies cordiality in the Anthropocene.                                                                                                                                                               – Alison Kenner (Assistant professor, Center for Science, Technology, and Society, Drexel University, USA): Exposure Science, Atmospheric Matter, and the Politics of Emplaced Care.
– Cristián Simonetti (Research Fellow, the Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen and lecturer, Instituto de Sociología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile): Ice and concrete. Two fluid solids of environmental change.

13.00-15.00: Lunch

15.00-16.30: Keynote lecture 2.
Professor Myra Hird (School of Environmental Studies, Queen’s University, Canada): Burial, Resurrection and Redemption in the Anthropocene: Infrastructures of Waste.

16.30-17.30: Discussion and closing words.


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