F&ES 782a/ARCH 4216a/INRL 514a/arch 341 / 2014-2015
Globalization Space: Infrastructure and Extrastatecraft
The course researches global infrastructure space as a medium of polity. It considers networks of trade, energy, communication, transportation, spatial products, finance, management and labor as well as new strains of political opportunity that reside within their spatial disposition. Case studies include: free zones and automated ports around the world, satellite urbanism in South Asia, high-speed rail in Japan and the Middle East, agripoles in Southern Spain, fiber optic submarine cable and mobile telephony in East Africa, spatial products of tourism in the DPRK, and the standards and management platforms of ISO.
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