Ravi Sundaram - Incommunicado Interviews

For Ravi Sundaram (India), the central dynamic of 'development' is an informal network economy on the margins (or even outside of) of modern property regimes. His research focuses on ordinary people constructing decentralized technological infrastructures through extra-market, non-legal forms of organising access to media. Even though in countries like India, many users of electronic media exist outside the dominant property regime, development organisations continue to employ a simplistic schema of civil society, state, and market actors and a morally-charged language of representation that is out of synch with the dynamic of informal network economies, relating to it only in the negative terms of piracy and a violation of property rights, of its formalization, and of the mediation of the conflicts between informality and a new regime of property rights.

Incommunicado / incommunicado.info
English / 00:13:40 / 24 MB / Ogg Theora

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