‘The social and political life of Latin American infrastructure: meanings, values, and competing visions of the future’

‘The social and political life of Latin American infrastructure: meanings, values, and competing visions of the future’
Date
20 September 2019, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Type
Conference / Symposium
Venue
the Garden Halls (1 Cartwright Gardens, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9EN)
Description

Keynote speaker: Professor Penny Harvey (University of Manchester)

This one-day conference aims to examine the political, social and cultural dimensions of infrastructure in Latin America (Escobar 2018; Harvey and Knox 2015; Harvey et al 2017; Hetherington and Campbell 2014; Venkatesan et al 2018). At times, the implementation of state projects has provoked conflicts between state visions of development and the meanings given to infrastructure by local populations. Such conflicts are rooted in differences in perspectives and visions of the future and in the meanings and values attributed to the infrastructure itself, and what may often have to make way for it.

Convenors: Jonathan Alderman, ILAS and Geoff Goodwin, University of Oxford


Contact

Olga Jimenez
olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8871