“Off the Grid”: Infrastructures, Processes of Spatialization, and Drones in Africa
Research AreaHuman Geography / African Studies
Starting from the rapid proliferation of the civil use of drones, the project enquires about the scopes of action that emerge from the development, the use, and the practical appropriation of new technical infrastructures in Africa. It also analyses the societal consequences as well as the spatial formats that are engaged, appropriated, and possibly modified. Drones are complex technical systems that link up territorialized and non-territorialized spatial formats. This occurs due to the technologically new visual opening of spaces through which new elements and methods of spatial imaginations are provided.