Blog post: One modernity lost, the other out of reach – Contested post-Soviet infrastructures

Infrastructures serve as basis for developmental discourses, preconfigure our ideas, and literally build futures because of their decades-long lifespans. Debates on infrastructures surely relate to materialities – rails, concrete, and wires. However, it is crucial to note that cultures, political regimes, and markets, as well as the (unequal) geographies of knowledge production matter just as prominently.

This article by CoMoDe researchers Lela Rekhviashvili and Wladimir Sgibnev was originally published  in German at Berliner Gazette on 15th April 2021 and in English on on 30th of April.
Continue reading there: EnglishGerman.