Temporalities of Sinking

Indonesian Coastal Cities and the Sea

In his lecture, Lukas Ley from Heidelberg University will talk about land sinking in Semarang, Java.

Time: 3 June 2019, 5-7pm Location: Lecture hall 4, auditorium building, Universitätsstrasse 3

Abstract: In this paper, I offer an ethnographic account of land sinking in Semarang. Drawing on personal fieldwork in this Javanese coastal metropolis, I discuss the different and intersecting temporalities of urban life and governance that produce and respond to land subsidence and flooding. I further reflect on the ways in which anthropologists can attune themselves to the ways in which accelerated sinking shapes peoples' everyday lives and cities.


Annette Veit
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