Nashin Mahtani is an architectural researcher and designer, investigating the interplay of software aesthetics, ecological governance, and social behaviours to advocate for environmental justice. She is currently the director of PetaBencana.id, where she leads a multidisciplinary design research team in developing humanitarian infrastructures for climate adaptation. She is also part of MERA, a research collective developing speculative proposals for new sovereign layers of governance based on ecological systems.
Together, Nashin and Etienne are currently working on a new film, Tidak ada Kapital (There is No Capital), which documents the processes of accumulation and abandonment at stake in the relocation of Indonesia's capital city from Java to Borneo. They would like to thank Anna-Sophie Springer, DT Cochrane, and Rudolf Mrazek for their insightful comments on early drafts and the team at PetaBencana.id for making much of this research possible.