Chinese Costco Shipping Piraeus, Greece Concession to China. Gateway to Europe. Railway to nowhere.
Chinese Costco Shipping
Concession to China. Gateway to Europe. Railway to nowhere.
Infrastructure, Software, Labour
How to study China-led globalisation through infrastructural interventions? This question prompts the investigation of logistical operations that fabricate the emerging trade network known as the New Silk Road. Moving between software studies and geocultural analysis of labour regimes, the project tracks algorithmic arrangements of power across the tricontinental sites of Piraeus, Valparaíso and Kolkata. These are spaces of docking and interface, material flow and restriction, in which logistics antagonizes labour. The extraction of time and social life from populations underscores economies of measure. Whether understood through the techniques of supply chain management or the architecture of real-time computation, logistics materializes the abstractions of capital. Subjectivity and labour expose the power and vulnerability of logistical worlds.
4. Logistical Worlds: Territorial Governance in Piraeus and the New Silk Road, Brett Neilson and Ned Rossiter • 11. Trojan Horses, Black Holes and
the Impossibility of Labour Struggles, Dimitris Parsanoglou •16. Dockworker Masculinities, Nelli Kambouri •
23. Software, Machines, People and Things as Tangled Species, Pavlos Hatzopoulos • 29. The Newly Builts and the Aspropyrgos Zone: Illegality, Racism, Infrastructures, Ilias Marmaras •40. The New Ikonion- Thriassion Rail Line, Anna Lascari •
47. Containment, Ursula Huws •
52. Metal Scrappers: Connectivity and Flexibil•ity of the Marginalised, Carolin Phillip58. Concepts