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May152016

Lights Out! - proposal on automation, honorary mention call for fellows of Het Nieuwe Instituut

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My proposal Lights Out: Emerging Spaces and Territories of Non-human Labor received an honorary mention of the jury of the 2016 International Call for Fellows of Het Nieuwe Instituut. The jury appraised it as "is a timely and solid proposal that analyses the production of space for and by fully-automated industry. Lights Out! reveals how economic decisions and industrial processes function as key factors in the development and direction of spaces and entire territories." 

The proposed case studies are the Philips production centre in Drachten, the automated greenhouses for flower production and the Maasvlakte II in the Port of Rotterdam. Lights Out wishes to reveal full automation’s hidden spatial production.

More info here and in the jury report.

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