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Social Anthropology: Research


Off the Grid

Relational Infrastructures for Fragile Futures

Alice Street and Jamie Cross (ESRC Transforming Social Science Award)

This project sets out to visualise the relationships that make up infrastructures for health services and energy in places where infrastructure is celebrated or experienced as being ““off the grid””. Through a novel collaboration between two anthropologists and a visual theorist the project explores what can be learned theoretically and methodologically from thinking about infrastructure as relational across diverse spaces of wealth, growth and poverty - and how we can make these ideas speak to the challenge of building strong, resilient infrastructures for our fragile futures.

off the grid