Risk, Racialisation and Security Infrastructures
On 30 March 2021 the infra-Legalities research team gave a joint presentation, entitled Global Security Infrastructures: Risk and Racialised Violence to the Racial Infrastructures workshop at The University of Edinburgh.
The workshop brought together scholars from diverse disciplines across the University – including architecture, Science and Technology Studies, history and law – interested in analysing infrastructures through theories of race, racialisation and coloniality/decoloniality. Understanding how global security infrastructures connected with AI and automated decision-making reconfigure racial violence is a core concern of the infra-Legalities project, which engages people both designing and targeted by such security infrastructures. The event was hosted by the Edinburgh School of Architecture, the Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture and Society and the RACE.ED network on decolonialisation.