What can an MRAP do?

Shayya, F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2105-2884 2017, What can an MRAP do? , in: Doing Architectural Research: Socio-political Perspectives on Theories, Methodologies & Praxis, 26/06/17, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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My research traces the U.S. military’s interest in and definition of “the urban” in terms of survivability (of soldiers, force, and system of systems) from military action and natural phenomena. I follow MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles to extract translations, delegations, recruitments, conversions, and displacements (Akrich, 1992; Latour, 2005) of sociotechnical relations from “inscriptions” in design and engineering patents, technical handbooks, operations manuals, and failure accounts in the battlefield (Iraq and Afghanistan) to “de-scriptions” in demilitarization manuals, presidential executive orders, and failure accounts at home (the U.S.). I propose to re-assemble the extracted data into a cartography of the MRAP: longitude and latitude of affects, local movements, and differential speeds (Deleuze & Guattari, 1987, p. 261).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Fadi Shayya
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2022 10:19
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2022 10:19
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/65930

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