“Archiving for the Anthropocene” The International Symposium on Anthropocene Studies. Seoul, December 10-11, 2019.

This paper will explore the civic media and data infrastructure needed to steward the Anthropocene at different scales (from the local to the regional to the transnational). My focus will be on questions raised in experiments run within the Quotidian Anthropocenes project. The Quotidian Anthropocenes project, sponsored by Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Max Planck for the History of Science Berlin, includes four main components: Field Campuses, the River School Open Seminar, digital archives and an advocacy project. In this presentation I will share short films focused on our Field Campus in St. Louis, USA (March 2019) and New Orleans, USA (September 2019). These films both document our practice and draw out local scenarios that call for civic media and data infrastructure. ​The presentation will include an open call for collaboration, encouraging audience members to take the project tactics home, host Field Campuses, and join the on-going archiving, analytic, networking and political effort.


“Mississippi River Anthropocenes: Running the River School.” Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) New Orleans,  September 4-7, 2019.

“Hacking the Shelter? Alternative Mesh networks and STS Research in Times of Forced Migration.” How can Science and Technology Studies help to reflect on the political crisis associated with refugees and asylum seekers? CES, Coimbra, Portugal, September 26-28, 2018.

“Hacking the Shelter: Infrastructural “Counter Publics” and the Management of Forced Migration.” European Society for the Study of Science (EASST) and Technology Conference Lancaster, UK,  July 25-27, 2018.

“Wireless Network Activism In Times of Forced Migration.” Wireless Community Weekend, cbase Berlin, May 13, 2018.

“Humanitäre Medieninterventionen: Infrastrukturierung freier Datennetze zwischen sozialen Trägern, zivilem Engagement und Asylindustrie.” Willkommenskultur in der deutschen Migrationsgesellschaft: Flucht, Asyl und Regulierungspraxis. Workshop at Institute for Ethnology, LMU Munich,  February 2-3, 2018.

“Wie Freifunken in der Asylindustrie? Notizen aus der Partizipationsforschung.” Open Infrastructure Stage, 34C3 Chaos Communication Congress, Leipzig, December 30, 2017.

”Humanitarian Media Intervention: Doing Free/Open Infrastructures in Times of Forced Migration.” Contested Borderscapes: Transnational Geographies vis-à-vis Fortress Europe, Mytilene, Greece, September 28-October 1, 2017.