• Lecture

SHOWROOM KEYNOTE: Keller Easterling

  • Architecture
  • Urban planning
  • Sustainability
Sep 15, Fri 17:00-18:00
Showroom / Messukeskus, Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all

Keller Easterling is an architect, writer and professor at Yale. Her most recent book, Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014), examines global infrastructure as a medium of polity. Another recent book, Subtraction (Sternberg, 2014), considers building removal or how to put the development machine into reverse.  Her research and writing was included in the 2014 Venice Biennale, and she lectures and exhibits internationally.

Easterling defines “the infrasructure space” as  “the rules governing the space of everyday life” – mostly mundane, repeatable spaces such as car parks and hotels, cash machines, suburbs, business parks, satellite communications and electronic devices. Easterling sees urbanism as lying not in buildings so much as in the information layer of the city that determines how people, objects, buildings (and information itself) are organized and circulated.



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