ENV 782b/ARCH 4216/INRL 514a/arch 341 (Tentative) () (Tentative) / 2020-2021

Globalization Space: International Infrastructure and Extrastatecraft

Credits: 3

Spring 2021: Time and location TBA

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..