Just Environments: Critical Infrastructure Studies - Alan Liu

 Humanities Center     Nov 12 2020 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Zoom

Co-sponsored by the UCI Humanities Center

Just Environments: Critical Infrastructure Studies - Alan Liu Lecture
November 12, 2020 @ 1:30 PM PST

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Engaging humanities perspectives, environmental studies, and social justice theory, the Just Environments Collaborative unites humanities centers across the United States to foreground the intertwined nature of social and environmental justice problems. We are organizing a number of interdisciplinary events for the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning with a meeting on 9 November 2020 at 5 PM PST (see event page here) to study work by Dr. Alan Liu on critical infrastructure studies: a new field uniting “an international community of scholars from many fields who are exploring how looking at the world through the concept of infrastructure—of things and systems made, built, shaped, crafted, interwoven, old, new, lived, loved, hated, sustained, or resisted—can make a difference.” The work by Dr. Liu that we will read for that event is entitled “What Infrastructure Assumes.” In following, on 12 November 2020 at 1:30 PM PST, Dr. Alan Liu will give a Zoom lecture entitled “Critical Infrastructure Studies--A Primer;” the event will conclude with Dr. Liu fielding questions from the audience. Register for Dr. Liu's lecture here.