Swarthmore College

Author Talk and Book Signing
At Bleak House Books, Honeoye Falls, NY, 3pm, Saturday May 4th, 2024
Facebook LiveStream @Bleakhousebooks (https://www.facebook.com/bleakhousebooks/)

Curb-scale Hong Kong: Infrastructures of the Street
By Sony Devabhaktuni, Assistant Professor, Art Program in the Department of Art and Art History, Swarthmore College

In conversation with:
Juan Du, Dean, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto and Jenny Smith, historian and co-owner of Bleak House Books

Reception to follow

“The drawings and writing in Curb-scale Hong Kong put together an idea about the street as an infrastructure of infrastructures. This scale of infrastructures comes apart and is put together in a constant instantiation by people who clean, maintain and repair the street instructed by chains of command and pages-long .pdfs comprising drawing standards and guidance notes. The curb-scale of infrastructure not only conducts, channels, and prescribes the movement of information and energy that make the city possible, but also is part of a larger field of affective registers that constitute the city as an ambivalent site of attention.”

This event is supported by The Aydelotte Foundation as part of the Scholarly Promotion program