Infrastructures of Value

Christof Lammer

This project asks how infrastructures shape value in the agri-food sector.

Mobilities, Socialities and Pandemics

Andrea Behrends

This project investigates the effects of the Covid-19 containment measures in several countries in Africa, Asia and North America.

Life Lived off the Grid

Eva Riedke

The project follows solar off grid products – from their design to their use – and explores how these become the object of negotiation about how people should achieve or lead a good, prosperous, healthy and just life.

Technicisation of Migration in Sudan

Timm Sureau

Focusing on South Sudanese refugees, this project inquires into the role of quantification and digitalization in humanitarian procedures of population management and in refugees’ attempts to navigate the resulting regulations.

An Ethnography of Programming

Timm Sureau

This project investigates the digitalizing of workflow procedures of German administrative bodies managing migration and asks how this process leads to transformations of bureaucratic sentiments.

Visualizing the electromagnetic spectrum

Siri Lamoureaux

This project explores how spatial and terrestrial scientific objects are identified, categorized and made actionable by scholars, technicians, the sensory media technology itself and the larger community of stakeholders.

Beyond Reliable Infrastructure

Peter Redfield

This project follows emerging forms of humanitarian design to inquire into the ethics and politics of interventions that seek to do good by saving lives.

Finance Matters in Humanitarian Aid

Susan Erikson

This project investigates venture investment in humanitarian aid financing. It looks at value and risk mediations in humanitarian data and financing mechanisms as anticipatory and speculative technologies of care.

Biometric Futures

Ursula Rao

This project traces the relevance of biometric technology for the re-making of bodies, populations and political subjects in contemporary India.