Domestic Logistics

The class will consider the bright and dark alternate futures of domestic space through the lens of its various augmentations – telepresence & sensory expansion, land drones, AI, nomadism, and more. Modern domestic spaces are embedded in networks of goods, labor, media, and technology. They sit in federated supply chains, crisscrossed by networks of dependency and autonomy that extend to the city, countryside, and globe. Technology acts as an indispensable and mutating interface between domestic spaces and the territories around them. While we unpack these dynamics we will also consider how the future of domestic space has been represented with respect to technology, and how we might inflect those representations and networks for the better.