Intervention 1

Grégoire Chamayou – ‘Necro-Ethics’

Responses: Achille Mbembe, David Goldberg, Elleke Boehmer

Grégoire Chamayou, author of Drone Theory (2015), explores the ethics and ideologies that have arisen to accompany and justify the new kinds of violence enabled by technological and infrastructural developments, and specifically drones. In their responses, Achille Mbembe, David Goldberg and Elleke Boehmer reflect on Chamayou’s intervention and note the need to expand our definition of the term ‘infrastructure’ as new technologies emerge to enable more aggressive forms of planned violence.


(From the third Planned Violence Workshop, ‘Forensic Infrastructure: Building the Global South’, held in Johannesburg in March/April 2015)

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