“The Bureaucratization of Utopia: International Governance, Audit Cultures and Administrative subjectivities in the 21st Century” was a workshop organized at the Graduate Institute in Geneva on 29-30 June 2017 in collaboration with Allegra Lab. During these two days, and with the financial support of the Swiss National Science Foundation, 12 anthropologists and one historian from Switzerland, the UK, the US, Finland, Germany and France gathered to discuss the interplay between utopia and bureaucracy and to track the possibility of hope in the cracks of the global administrative processes that are their object of study.
In this video, four workshop participants (Julie Billaud, Alessandro Monsutti, Miia Halme-Tuomisaari and Andrea Ballestero) explain the idea behind the workshop and the themes that were discussed. Thank you to the Communication team at the Graduate Institute for producing this video and for authorizing us to share it on Allegra. A shorter version of this video is available here.