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The politics and aesthetics of inventive infrastructures of repair This talk interleaves repair research across two contexts. Beginning first with Kampala, Uganda – a site where networks of…
I am currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher on the ERC funded project Citizen Sense with PI Jennifer Gabrys and fellow Researcher Helen Pritchard. This project explores environmental sensing practices and citizen engagement – across pollution, urban and wild sensing configurations.
Care – maintenance, repair and mending in a time of post-industrialism
Caring for the “next billion” mobile handsets: opening proprietary closures through the work of repair
This paper examines the question of “values in repair” — the distinct forms of meaning and care that may be built into human-technology interactions through individual and collective…
Unsettled repair tools: The death of the J.A.F. Box
Temporalities of repair work: the ‘lives’ of mobile phones in downtown Kampala, Uganda
‘Original’ and ‘Chinese’ mobile phones: how categorisation work performed in the repair workshops of Kampala suggests new directions for ‘postcolonial computing’.
Dialogues on data, policy and civic life
Inventive Infrastructure: An Exploration of Mobile Phone Repair Practices in Downtown Kampala, Uganda
Mobile phone repair networks in Kampala, Uganda: the role of “geeks and hackers”.
Hacking and repair? The role of ‘hackers’ and ‘users’ in Kampalan mobile phone repair networks.