6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (EDT)


  • Gund Hall
  • 48 Quincy Street
  • Cambridge
  • MA

In this lecture by architect/urbanist/writer Keller Easterling will address the theme of her book, Extrastatecraft (Verso, 2014): repeatable formulas such as spatial products and free zone cities make most of the space in the world. Some of the world’s most radical changes are being written in the language of this almost infrastructural spatial matrix. It generates de facto forms of polity that can outpace law, and it is the secret weapon of some of the world’s most powerful players. Infrastructure space is itself an information system—a spatial operating system for shaping the city. However unlikely it may seem, this space can bring to our art a new relevance, as well as additional aesthetic pleasures and political capacities.

Free and open to the public.

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