Feral Trade: Inversion in DIY Infrastructure

By Jonathan Lukens.

Published by The International Journal of Design in Society

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published Online: April 22, 2016 $US5.00

This paper presents and analyzes DIY Infrastructure. Focusing on Feral Trade Courier, a functioning commercial freight system in which material goods are routed over social networks, I argue that DIY Infrastructure projects engage in deliberate infrastructural inversion, revealing and critiquing the way that our lives are influenced by infrastructure as an unseen regulator.

Keywords: Infrastructure, Design, Shipping Logistics

The International Journal of Design in Society, Volume 10, Issue 2, June, 2016, pp.17-34. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: April 22, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.913MB)).

Dr. Jonathan Lukens

Visting Professor, School of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA