Re-Assembling Airspace: Taking Flight in Singapore

11 January, 2016


Keen to learn more about the production of airspace as infrastructure in Singapore?
As part of NUS Department of Geography’s Seminar Series, Dr. Lin Weiqiang (Instructor, NUS Dept. of Geography) will be conducting a talk, “Re-Assembling Airspace: Taking Flight in Singapore”, to address the notion of air transport as a socially-produced fact of life, while highlighting the need for (aero)mobilities research to focus on the non-uniformity of the way aviation’s infrastructures are enfolded worldwide. Taking on a constitutionally more relational understanding of airspace(s), Dr. Lin will apply assemblage theory to the Singapore example to chart four different airspace constellations: aircraft cabins, airline route networks, aerial capacities, and air territories. He will show how these apparently familiar formations are compositionally different from their counterparts explored in existing literatures, and explore the need to historicise how infrastructural spaces processurally emerge, and learn about the latent (geo)politics connecting different, and differently positioned, assemblages.

Details of the talk are as follows:
Date: 22 January 2016, Friday
Time: 3.30PM – 5PM
Venue: Earth Lab (AS2 02-03), Department of Geography, NUS

Admission is free, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For enquiries, please contact Sakinah at 6516 3559. For more information about the talk, please refer to the following link: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/geog/pdf_doc/seminar-series/2015-16/Lin_Weiqiang.pdf

Photo credit: Aero Icarus