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Electronics < > Ecologies: Manufacturing

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The fourth instalment in our Electronics < > Ecologies series, MANUFACTURING brings together scholars in geography, media and labour studies to discuss the growth in electronics and chip manufacturing in East and South East Asia. While the offshoring of electronics manufacturing is not new, these locations are currently newsworthy as US-China tensions continue and manufacturing jobs are celebrated by regional governments. In this context, the ecological impact of electronics manufacturing can be neglected, but hazardous chemicals, constant energy use and staggering water consumption all affect land and livelihoods. The so-called Chip Wars have many stakeholders, from the consumers of electronics to the many workers employed in these industries who need a sustainable living environment. Join us to hear developments in hardware production as more countries enter the supply chain for electronics and the US CHIPS Act creates new battle lines over land, jobs and resources. 

Featured speakers: 

Distinguished Professor Henry Yeung  
- National University of Singapore

Professor Josh Lepawsky  
- Memorial University of Newfoundland

Professor Ned Rossiter  
- Western Sydney University  

Professor Jack Qiu 
- Nanyang Technological University

Professor Julian Thomas
- RMIT University

Associate Professor Jenny Chan  
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Melissa Gregg 
- RMIT University

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