Logistical Ecologies: A Singapore Story



This article explores the agency of logistics as a spatial apparatus, by presenting its infrastructures as a mode for urban production and social (in)justice. By taking land reclamation processes in colonial Singapore as its point of departure, it addresses the principal question how urban ecologies are affected by the spatial demands of logistical operations and the built environment they create.

Author Biography

Felix Mauch, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

Felix Mauch teaches at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) at TU Munich. He studied geography in Freiburg and holds a PhD from LMU Munich in environmental history. Between 2010 and 2014, he was a research associate at the Rachel Carson Center. His main research fields are infrastructures and logistics, urban studies, and environmental history. As an assistant curator, he has worked on several exhibitions with the RCC’s digital Environment & Society Portal and the Deutsches Museum, among others the special exhibition “Welcome to the Anthropocene. The Earth in Our Hands.”