Lecture Recap and Video: Teo Wickland on 'Automobile Supremacism'

Feb. 22, 2024
Bird's eye view of ten lanes of traffic on the Eastshore Freeway in Berkeley, looking south toward Pacific Park Plaza in Emeryville

Automobility is not just a system for moving around. It’s a complex set of more-than-human relations that are all relations of power. In this talk, Teo will focus on three aspects of that power dynamic: maximizing resource consumption; enforcing supremacist hierarchies; and demanding collective subsidies. The lecture will close with reflections on possibilities for transforming transportation.     

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About Teo Wickland

Teo Wickland

Teo Wickland is a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Geography, Development and Environment at the University of Arizona. He was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University and completed his Ph.D. in Urban Planning at UCLA. His work focuses on land relations of modernity/coloniality and abundant futures, driven by his desire to promote justice, diversity, and abundant possibility.

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