Deborah Cowen - Smrtonosni život logistike - foto: Marin Jukić Croatian edition of Cowen’s book The Deadly Life of Logistics (photo: Marin Jukić)

Although this talk was originally announced for July, our plans were ruined at the last minute by a big storm in Toronto, which made the internet connection extremely poor. But now we have a new opportunity!
Moderated by Tomislav Medak, online talk with Deborah Cowen will take place on Friday, November 12, at 6:30 pm CET. Join in live via our Facebook page!


In her book The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade, recently published in Croatian translation by Drugo more and Jesenski&Turk, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto – Deborah Cowen – traces the art and science of logistics over the past sixty years, demonstrating that logistics is far from the common view of commodity supply.

Logistics is shaping not only our consumption, but also our working place, urban environment, political relations and many other aspects of life. In our talk with Deborah Cowen, we will concentrate on several topics covered in her book, which are extremely important in a current economical and political situation and, of course, for our local audience living in “major port in Croatia”.

We will talk about security of supply chain and implementation of surveillance technologies in logistics corridors and gates, reduction of worker’s rights, organization of urban spaces according to the needs of logistics and adaptations of national and international laws in favor of the circulation of goods and capital.




Deborah Cowen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. Her research looks at how conflicts over infrastructures have come to define our political landscape. She rethinks citizenship through case studies in energy, transport and security with movements and communities who contest infrastructures of injustice, and work to assemble alternatives. Deeply committed to social justice and transformation, Deb’s work addresses the politics of infrastructure. She has written about the suburbanization of poverty, issues of race and space, urban securitization, and the reach of war into civilian spaces. Deborah is the author of 'The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade' and 'Military Workfare: The Soldier and Social Citizenship in Canada'.

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