Infrastructuralizing outer space, un-earthing anthropology

Over the past year I have slowly started working on an ethnographic project around Sweden's national strategy to increase its infrastructural presence in outer space. I recently outlined my interests in a short text that has now been published in the Swedish anthropology blog antroperspektiv. The text, titled Infrastructuralizing outer space, un-earthing anthropology, is also … Continue reading Infrastructuralizing outer space, un-earthing anthropology

Aeolian politics and the duograph

Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer have crafted two eloquent accounts of the turbulent, aeolian politics that unfolded during their 16-month-long field research in Mexico’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec, between 2009 and 2013. A gap in the Sierra Madre mountain range forms an extraordinary wind tunnel in the isthmus, rendering the region a convenient site for renewable … Continue reading Aeolian politics and the duograph

When things don’t hold

I'm very happy to announce the publication of the introductory text to When things don't hold, a thematic thread for Allegra Laboratory which I edited together with my two friends Rozafa Berisha and Laura Mafizzoli. Based on a symposium we organised back in February 2020, the thread draws together several of the excellent papers presented over … Continue reading When things don’t hold

Multiple nature-cultures, diverse anthropologies

My review of Casper Bruun Jensen and Atsuro Morita's edited volume is out. The book is titled Multiple Nature-Cultures, Diverse Anthropologies and was published in 2019, but previously available as a special issue in Social Analysis. I really enjoyed the chapters, particularly the ones by Swanson, Walford, Kasuga, Skrydstrup, and the editors themselves. Perhaps because I felt these … Continue reading Multiple nature-cultures, diverse anthropologies

Failure, breakdown, dysfunction

I recently co-organized a PhD and early-career symposium at the University of Manchester, together with my friends Laura Mafizzoli and Rozafa Berisha. We called it When Things don't Hold: Anthropologies of Failure, Breakdown, and Dysfunction, and we invited 9 participants to come and present their work. We were also lucky to have Madeleine Reeves (Manchester) … Continue reading Failure, breakdown, dysfunction