Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space

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Extrastatecraft is the operating system of the modern world: the skyline of Dubai, the subterranean pipes and cables sustaining urban life, free-trade zones, the standardized dimensions of credit cards, and hyper-consumerist shopping malls. It is all this and more. Infrastructure sets the invisible rules that govern the spaces of our everyday lives, making the city the key site of power and resistance in the twenty-first century.

Keller Easterling reveals the nexus of emerging governmental and corporate forces buried within the concrete and fiber-optics of our modern habitat. Extrastatecraft will change how we think about cities—and, perhaps, how we live in them.

  • By Keller Easterling
  • Published by Verso
  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781784783648
  • Size: 5.50" x 8.30"
  • Published: August 16, 2016
  • Pages: 256
  • Genre: Business, Non-Fiction, Politics & Law

“Extrastatecraft is an essential text for anyone with a stake in the built environment, architect and citizen alike, in articulating the forces that shape our nation-states, and cataloguing—in a precise and readable style—the strategies of an otherwise unaccountable global order.”

– Jack Self, Architectural Review