about the afterlife
it speaks
time through ruins
processes of decay
processes of new life
a lost melody with
ancient rhythms

remains of the extractive
and destructive histories

“imperial debris”
the unraveling of
dreamworlds historical witness

the myth of rational progress
regional progress
utopian spaces
ruins deployed as metaphor

and triumphalists
ongoing forms of dwelling
projects that once sought
to radically remake the world

how decay catalysed
political subjectivities
state neglect and the material conditions

decade-long mass bombing “defuturing"

infrastructural warfare
sociotechnical systems
sustain modern life

the power asymmetries
that underpin relations
facilitating infrastructure breakdown

a long-term perspective
source and subject