Ecology of capture: For my PhD I explore fog capture and emergent attunements to ground-touching clouds as a material possibility in coastal Peru. My doctoral thesis, Ecology of capture: Conservation, infrastructure, and fog in coastal Peru, draws on twelve months of ethnographic research among conservationists, scientists, a local NGO, and residents on the urban periphery, predominantly in Lima. Broadly, I ask what is catchable fog, how does it come about, and what does it do? What happens when fog becomes engaged as a catchable material possibility? Read a longer description of this research here.
On/off Earth infrastructures: I’m currently designing my next ethnographic project around Sweden’s national strategy to stengthen its infrastructural presence in outer space. Drawing together various local actors and the European Space Agency, these initiatives include the branding of one of Sweden’s northern cities as an ”outer space metropolis”, the expansion of the rocket-launching range Esrange, and the enactment of outer space as a matter worthy of stronger public and governmental concern. I’m curious about what happens to social, political, and environmental relations when confronted by the extraterrestrial as an infrastructural phenomenon. See this post for more.