Conceptualising Religious Infrastructures
3pm-7pm (UTC+2 Berlin/Amsterdam/Paris)
Dr Benjamin Kirby (University of Leeds); Dr Yanti Hoelzchen (Frobenius Institute Frankfurt)
Infrastructure is conventionally defined as the background “scaffolding” that makes social and economic activity—even life itself—possible. Recent anthropological studies have foregrounded the social work that infrastructural networks do by constituting and reconfiguring everyday forms of sociality and lived experience. These insights generate new opportunities to “think infrastructurally” (Chu 2014) about religion.