Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Crossing to safety

Two people die on the roads each minute worldwide, 1.24 million people each year.Without interventions, annual deaths on the roads are predicted to surge to 1.9 million by 2020. Globally, … Continue reading

Thursday, 21 January 2016 · Leave a comment

Absolute Traffic: Infrastructural Aptitude in Urban Indonesia

This article draws attention to the emergent modes of urban sociality and circumscribed mobility that define the lives of traffic-stricken residents in the megacity of Jakarta, Indonesia. I argue that … Continue reading

Thursday, 10 December 2015 · Leave a comment

This Is What Informal Transit Looks Like When You Actually Map It

As transit systems go, the “matatus” in Nairobi exist somewhere between underground gypsy cabs and MTA bus service. The minibuses themselves aren’t owned by any government agency. The fares aren’t … Continue reading

Monday, 10 August 2015 · Leave a comment