Keller Easterling, author of Extrastatecraft and Professor at Yale School of Architecture, gives a talk as part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s Gerrard O’Carroll Memorial Lecture series.
The talk will cover her research into urbanism, architecture and infrastructure in the context of networked globalization, considering the often hidden relationship between politics and space.
Named in honour of Gerrard O’Carroll – architect, writer, curator and Senior Tutor in the School of Architecture and Design at the Royal College of Art, London, the Gerrard O’Carroll Memorial Lecture seeks to explore alternative dialogues between art, architecture and design – from the subversive and spectacular, to the intimate and experimental – and features visionary practitioners elaborating on the thought and process behind their work.
In collaboration with Adrian O’Carroll and Rosy Head, supported by Adrian O’Carroll.
Keller Easterling is an architect, writer and professor at Yale. Her most recent book,Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014), examines global infrastructure as a medium of polity. Another recent book, Subtraction (Sternberg, 2014), considers building removal or how to put the development machine into reverse. Other books include: Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005) and Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America (MIT, 1999).