Infrastructural Inequalities

Infrastructure Inequalities
Facilitated by Snack Syndicate and the Housing for Health Incubator

When | Saturday 6 October and Sunday 7 October
Please see below for full program
Where | Level 2, Seminar Room 

 

Dean Cross, 'DRILLIN' & PUMPIN'', 2018, courtesy the artist

Overview

Infrastructural Inequalities is a two-day public program that will bring together researchers and practitioners from a diverse range of disciplinary backgrounds for collaborative dialogue and exchange around infrastructure - its forms, distributions, and potentials. A joint project between the critical art collective Snack Syndicate and the Housing for Health Incubator at the University of Sydney, the event will be organised around two key themes that intersect and overlap: ‘Living Infrastructures’ which will explore pre-invasion infrastructures, architecture and design, bureaucracy, and waste; and ‘Data Infrastructures’ which will examine prediction, data collection and curation, logistics, data mining, and surveillance. The event will ask: In what ways do infrastructures produce unequal distributions of access to the resources necessary for living? What conceptual, material, and political challenges impede more just distributions? And, how can we respond to and intervene in states of infrastructural inequality?

Infrastructural Inequalities will feature contributions from: Dean Cross, Keg De Souza, Jack Green, Gay Hawkins, Karrabing Film Collective, Kirsty Howey, Monica Monin, Michael Mossman, Lorna Munro, Anna Munster, Joseph Pugliese, Michael Richardson, Joel Sherwood-Spring, Uncle Jimmy Smith, Kynan Tan, Paul Torzillo, Marian Tubbs, Eve Vincent, and more.

Program

 

Saturday 6 October

10:00–12:00
Pre-Invasion Infrastructures Walking Tour 
Uncle Jimmy Smith
(Please note, this session has limited numbers)

13:00
Welcome to Country 
Craig Madden

13:15
Introducing infrastructural inequalities 

13:30–14:45 
The limits of design
Paul Torzillo
Keg De Souza
Joel Sherwood-Spring
Michael Mossman

15:00–16:00 
Survival guide
Joel Sherwood-Spring
Lorna Munro

16:30-16:45
Vulgar Latin – Screening 
Marian Tubbs

16:45-17:30
Unruly waste 
Gay Hawkins


Sunday 7 October 

11:00
Introducing data infrastructures 


11:15–12:00

Platform politics: operations, processes, practices 
Anna Munster

12:15–12:45

Wutharr, Saltwater Dreams – Screening 
Karrabing Film Collective

12:45–13:45

Representing governance under settler occupation 
Tess Lea
Kirsty Howey
Eve Vincent

14:45–16:15

The politics of prediction and the automation of inequality 
Monica Monin
Joseph Pugliese
Michael Richardson

16:30–17:00

Polymorphism (Data Centre Simulation) – Screening 
Kynan Tan