Infrastructure can be easily understood as matter that moves matter. More than any other, water and its infrastructures directly affect the condition of land, ecologies, culture, and patterns of social life. The regulation of rivers for instance, which became emblematic of late modernity, enabled industrialization, urbanization and agricultural intensification by providing a constant high quantity of filtered water. Grounded on her ongoing research, Sara Frikech will explore how infrastructure designed to control water shaped the French colonial project in Morocco. Her talk Thinking Through Infrastructure: Water, Hydraulics, and French Colonialism in Morocco is presented by lumbung artist LE 18.
LE 18 space
Werner-Hilpert-Straße 22, 34117 Kassel
Location: WH22 LE 18 space