Vernissage du livre «Repair Work Ethnographies Revisiting Breakdown, Relocating Materiality»
L'ouvrage, co-édité par Ignaz Strebel, Alain Bovet et Philippe Sormani, vient de paraître chez Palgrave Macmillan.
Thursday 2 May 2019 (16h00 - 18h00) - Géopolis - 2227
L'apéritif d'ouverture du livre sera précédé de deux interventions, de Agnieszka Joniak-Lüthi (Institut anthropologie sociale, Université de Zurich, www.roadworkasia.com) et Dominique Vinck (STS Lab, Université de Lausanne).
A propos du livre
This multifaceted book homes in on repair as an everyday practice. Bringing together exemplary ethnographies of repair work around the world, it examines the politics of repair, its work settings and intricate networks, in and across a wide range of situations, lay and professional. The book evidences the topical relevance of situated inquiry into breakdown, repair, and maintenance for engaging with the contemporary world more broadly. Airplanes and artworks, bicycles and buildings, cars and computers, medical devices and mobile phones, as virtually any commodity, infrastructure or technical artifact, have in common their occasional breakdown, if not inbuilt obsolescence. Hence the point and purpose of closely examining how and when they are fixed.
A propos des éditeurs
Ignaz Strebel is an urban geographer and senior scientist at the University of Lausanne. His research is on the social and material practices that make up and transform urban systems. Using ethnography and audio-visual projects, he currently researches building care work, energy infrastructure services and the transformation capacities of prefabricated buildings.
Alain Bovet is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HEG-Arc, HES-SO) and a senior scientist at the University of Lausanne. Interested in various communication processes, from everyday interaction to public controversies, he is currently engaged in a video analysis of the work of caretakers and technicians in urban housing.
Philippe Sormani is a sociologist working at the intersection of ethnography, ethnomethodology, and science and technology studies, focusing on material disruption and its heuristic implications. Currently, he is affiliated at the Institut Marcel Mauss, EHESS, in Paris and board member of the STS lab at the University of Lausanne.
L'entrée est libre.
Institut de géographie et durabilité