Keller Easterling: from Bank to Canary Wharf

Friday 18 November 2016, 11am–1pm

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Meeting on the corner of Threadneedle St and Cornhill, Bank of England, Keller Easterling will speak with associates of Open School East about her work regarding the ‘infrastructural spatial matrix’. Utilizing the Dockland Light Railway (DLR) between Bank and Canary Wharf, the travelling conversation will consider the administration of urban systems by state and non-state players. Participants are encouraged to read Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space, available here.

The group will depart for Canary Wharf from Bank Underground Station, and following an exploration of Canary Wharf, return to Bank via the DLR. While the event is free, participants will need to purchase their own tickets for the return journey to Canary Wharf (£3.00). Spaces are limited and booking is essential. RSVP your attendance to Emil here.

Keller Easterling is an architect and writer. Her most recent book, Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014), examines global infrastructure networks as a medium of polity. Other work includes: The Action is the Form (Strelka Press, 2012), and Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and it’s Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005). Easterling is a professor at Yale University.