Javier Arbona-Homar (University of California-Davis), “Infrastructure of Explosivity” (Yale School of Architecture)

Event time: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 6:30pm
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Javier Arbona-Homar will present selections from a project on racialized exposures to explosive risk and suspicion. The project is based on research carried out through field studies in the San Francisco Bay Area, especially landscape evidence reflecting traces of racialized lives shaped by explosivity, from Alfred Nobel’s catastrophic nitroglycerine detonation in 1866 to the bombardment of a suburban home adjacent to a police bomb disposal and practice range by the hit television show Mythbusters in 2011. The text to be presented is planned as part of experimental scholarship to offer a counter-atlas toward a post-combustion future.