On 30 June 2014 18:02, John Young <jya[at]pipeline.com> wrote:
Thanks very much for a stimulating discussion and speedy recording.
[Deborah Natsios remarks excerpted
from 1-hour Skype audio recording provided by Cox.]
Deborah's book, publication forthcoming 2014
City of Redactions: Decrypting the Border Atlas
Deborah Natsios, Cryptome
City of Redactions excavates the Cold War border-crossings that fissure myriad
internal boundaries of New York's post-9/11 security city. This atlas of
border mapping deploys micro-history's narrative legends to decrypt landscapes
redacted by geostrategic abstractions, opening them up to granular scales
of a new public domain.
After 9/11, supply chains dispersing from the global South into New York
City were interdicted by a covert biopolitics of mobility deeply Â
rooted in the Cold War. Global South migrants transiting through mobile policing
regimes of command-and-control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
superimpose 21st century micro-cartographies of intervention onto the city's
sedimented narratives of Cold War containment. New overlays inflect embedded
20th century topographies where frontier biopolitics provide backstories
for present-day chronicles of conflict diaspora.
Our video about radical cultures of repair: MEET-ME at Your Riser
Deborah and John