Futureproof: Security Aesthetics and the Management of Life (Global Insecurities)

October 31, 2020
Futureproof: Security Aesthetics and the Management of Life (Global Insecurities)

Security is a defining characteristic of our age and the drivingforce behind the management of collective political, economic, andsocial life. Directed at safeguarding society against future peril,security is often thought of as the hard infrastructures andinvisible technologies assumed to deliver it: walls, turnstiles,CCTV cameras, digital encryption, and the like. The contributors toFutureproof redirect this focus, showing how security is asensory domain shaped by affect and image as much as rules andrationalities. They examine security as it is lived and felt indomains as varied as real estate listings, active-shooter drills,border crossings, landslide maps, gang graffiti, and museumexhibits to theorize how security regimes are expressed throughaesthetic forms. Taking a global perspective with studies rangingfrom Jamaica to Jakarta and Colombia to the U.S.-Mexico border,Futureproof expands our understanding of the securitypractices, infrastructures, and technologies that pervade everydaylife.Contributors. Victoria Bernal, Jon Horne Carter, AlexandraDemshock, Zaire Z. Dinzey-Flores, Didier Fassin, D. Asher Ghertner,Daniel M. Goldstein, Rachel Hall, Rivke Jaffe, Ieva Jusionyte,Catherine Lutz, Alejandra Leal Martínez, Hudson McFann, LimorSamimian-Darash, AbdouMaliq Simone, Austin Zeiderman