News Archive

In this interview with Alize Arican (Rutgers University's Center for Cultural Analysis), Lukas Ley speaks about his book "Building on Borrowed Time: Rising Seas and Failing Infrastructure in Semarang" (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS 2021). He discusses core concepts of the book as well as his methodological approach to studying urban floods in Indonesia. more
The Coastal Edge
Concrete plays a central role in coastal futures. As cities and other actors prepare for rising sea levels, new infrastructures and coastal fortifications have become common modes of protecting and weathering incoming storms. This short article describes concrete in its most innovative form, Géocorail, a natural compound that produces a concrete-like structure out of the pre-existing elements in seawater.

minutes of the workshop

Coastal Futures Workshop, June 2021

The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology hosted the Coastal Futures Workshop in June 2021, which opened with a public keynote by Jason Cons and an artist intervention by Tomoko Sauvage. The (closed) workshop brought together anthropologists and geographers working on coastal matters to discuss their contributions to an edited volume tentatively entitled "Coastal Futures".
Go to Editor View