Aimi

The materials below are from Aimi’s 2014 presentation. Please visit Aimi’s website for their current work.


In this photo taken at the Denver airport, a moving walkway is blocked off with a ribbon barrier, on which appears the text: "Saving Energy for the Future." The walkway is on the right, moving toward the next terminal, while on the left, there is dark carpet and a view of the long walk to the next terminal, which spans the length of several more moving walkways.
In this photo taken at the Denver airport, a moving walkway is blocked off with a ribbon barrier, on which appears the text: “Saving Energy for the Future.” The walkway is on the right, moving toward the next terminal, while on the left, there is dark carpet and a view of the long walk to the next terminal, which spans the length of several more moving walkways.

Using this image to discuss the relationship of sustainability to the built environment, Aimi Hamraie will discuss the ways that an understanding of sustainability premised on “Saving Energy for the Future” fails to achieve accessible futures and subsequently fails to consider issues of bodily energy expenditure and transport for all bodies in the present.

Click here for a Google Doc of Aimi’s presentation.

2 thoughts on “Aimi

  1. A quick Rorschach response:

    How heavy doors can be when they open automatically but you don’t use the button/sensor
    Berlant’s notion of “slow death” (how ordinary details become Decisions to make)
    Feeling guilty using an elevator
    Constantly wondering how my iPhone tracks my activity so that my FitBit app (without the band) tells me my daily steps
    How slow (i.e., seemingly energy inefficient) the bus I take to campus in Philly adapts to let down a ramp for anyone in a wheelchair who needs to get on

  2. Pingback: Welcome | Sustaining Access

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