Dara Ivanova is a PhD student in STS at the WTMC Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture and is visiting CISP until the end of July.
Dara’s PhD project deals with the significance of place for the governance of care practices. Her aim is to examine the relation between place and governance by focusing on somewhat odd and unconventional empirical cases. These are unusual, quirky places of care, because within them, the importance of ‘place’ as an analytical concept can be defined clearly. Examples of such research places are a tiny island’s dilapidated nursing home, a foundling room, a living lab and a taphonomy facility (body farm). Dara is interested in place-making, architecture, space, living and urban labs, laboratization practices and urban spaces.