Infrastructure’s Domain: Architectural Manifestations of Techno-bureaucratic Systems

What impact do infrastructures have on architecture and urbanism? This conference of graduate student work will contextualize architecture and urbanism within infrastructure, tracking the ways that large technological and bureaucratic systems are made manifest.

Too often architecture and urbanism are analyzed apart from the larger systems of administration and technology that enmesh them. Infrastructure’s Domain will study the morphology of those systems—the forms and designs of fixed installations including industries, institutions, and distribution capabilities that serve society as a whole—to better theorize the spatial implications of infrastructure. How might we read architecture and urbanism within infrastructure’s domain?

A graduate student conference organized by Joy Knoblauch and Sara Stevens.