The group reads two state-of-the-field articles and discusses how to investigate the materiality of infrastructure, what sources can be used to write a critical architectural and infrastructural history, and how the approval of the agency of things leads to challenging the binary between humans and non-human things and redefining the human-centered approach of events.

 List of readings

  • Hansen, Jan, and Frederik Schulze. "Toward a Material History of Infrastructure." Icon 26, no. 1 (2021): 67-89.
  • Lounsbury, Carl R. "Architecture and cultural history," in Dan Hicks, and Mary C. Beaudry (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies (Oxford University Press, 2010), 484-501.