Humanitarian wearables and digital bodies

Problems of gifts and labour

In this recorded seminar hosted by The Refugee Studies Centre University of Oxford, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (Peace Research Institute Oslo/University of Oslo) delivered a presentation titled “Humanitarian wearables and digital bodies: problems of gifts and labour”.

This lecture explores what is the future of aid? What is a wearable in humanitarian contexts? What are the politics of knowledge production? What can we know about these gadgets? And finally what is the political economy of the data exchange?