Vertigos of Irrigation Systems


Analysis of irrigation infrastructructures in Crimea through the lense of actor-network theory and decolonial approach. The text was commissioned by Goethe-Institut as a response to the video “Cooperative” by Raphaël Grise. “Cooperative” in the video refers to an agricultural cooperative settled in Mali, Africa, in 1971.  Text is commissioned by Goethe-Institut Russland.

Cite: Engelhardt, Anna & Shestakova, Sasha. ‘Vertigos of Irrigation Systems.’ Syg.ma, (January 27th, 2020). https://syg.ma/@sygma/golovokruzhieniia-irrighatsionnykh-sistiem [in Russian]



Northen Crimean Canal, deserted after Russian annexation in 2014
Image: Anatoliy Krimskiy for Krymr