What Can an MRAP Do?

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My research traces the U.S. military’s interest in and definition of “the urban” in terms of survivability (of soldiers, force, and system of systems) from military action and natural phenomena. I follow MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles to extract translations, delegations, recruitments, conversions, and displacements (Akrich, 1992; Latour, 2005) of sociotechnical relations from “inscriptions” in design and engineering patents, technical handbooks, operations manuals, and failure accounts in the battlefield (Iraq and Afghanistan) to “de-scriptions” in demilitarization manuals, presidential executive orders, and failure accounts at home (the U.S.). I propose to re-assemble the extracted data into a cartography of the MRAP: longitude and latitude of affects, local movements, and differential speeds (Deleuze & Guattari, 1987, p. 261).

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Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2017
Event[Conference] Doing Architectural Research: Socio-political Perspectives on Theories, Methodologies & Praxis - University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Event duration: 26 Jun 201726 Jun 2017
https://ucrworkshop.wixsite.com/ucrworkshop2017

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Conference[Conference] Doing Architectural Research: Socio-political Perspectives on Theories, Methodologies & Praxis
Abbreviated titleDoing Architectural Research
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period26/06/1726/06/17
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