UW Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies lecture University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Professor Peter Redfield
Tuesday, March 24th
Small Dreams and Magic Bullets: From Infrastructure to Humanitarian Design
When: 4:00 p.m.
Where: Varsity Hall 3, Union South
Presented by Peter Redfield, Ph.D. Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
A leading expert on medical humanitarianism and author of Life in Crisis: The Ethical Journey of Doctors Without Borders (Univ. of California Press, 2013), Peter Redfield will discuss recent efforts to respond to conditions of disaster and endemic poverty with innovative objects and small-scale designs. Partly decoupled from both states and standard infrastructure, these innovations suggest a material twist at the intersection of humanitarianism, development and global health, along with a reconfiguration of social problems and imagined futures.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Global Health Institute, with funding generously provided by the University Lectures Committee
FREE & Open to the Public