Winter Semester 2021/22
in the context of the workshop REPAIR
Ifor Duncan is a writer and interdisciplinary researcher whose research focuses on the relationships between political violence and water spaces and materials. He completed his PhD at the Centre for Research Architecture (CRA), Goldsmiths, University of London, where he developed the concept of necrohydrology, which addresses the ways in which hydrological features are instrumentalized by border regimes as technologies of concealment and used as weapons against marginalized communities. His current research project, Submergences, seeks to explore how hydrological knowledge and practices can be mobilized to develop alternative strategies of resistance to such forms of weaponization of the environment. Prior to joining the Center for the Humanities and Social Change at Ca’ Foscari, Ifor taught at the CRA and in the Media Studies program at the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art.