Seiche

Redefining Sovereignty through Systems’ Synchronisation

  • Tomás Clavijo Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design
  • Katya Sivers Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design
  • Mikhail Anisimov Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design
  • Andrei Zhileikin Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design
  • Yulia Gromova Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design
Keywords: infrastucture, citizenship, Legal automation, khorgos, belt and road

Abstract

Overlapping jurisdictions and supranational infrastructures generate an increasingly complex topology; the design, management and mapping of interactions is therefore a crucial task.
Seiche is a platform that enables the definition and management of techno-legal procedures of information exchange between institutions that regulate such systems and the organisations that operate within. It acts as an interface between legal and data workflows, fostering system synchronisation and mapping dynamic networks of emergent sovereignties.
The proposal is applied and tested in the form of a speculative narrative set in Khorgos, Kazakhstan; a logistic enclave between two infrastructural and political realities – the cornerstone of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Published
2019-05-15
Section
Submitted Manuscript