Infrastructures of the Future

Tanja Petrovic’s talk will highlight the complex and troubled relationship between social and environmental issues in the area of former Yugoslavia by focusing on missing/destroyed infrastructures and shared spaces that would make it possible to act socially and politically across class, urban-rural, ethnic and other divisions. The central question concerns possibilities of creating a community based on “cooperation and responsibility to each other, the earth, the forests, the seas, and the animals” (Federici) in the present marked by growing social inequalities and bare of utopian visions of the future, the present in which global neoliberalism supported by states that neglect their citizens’ dignity, health, and security keeps us confined in fragmented realms defined by identitarian categories.