F.I. Hoefsloot MSc (Fenna)


Social Sciences
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Urban Water
Business & Economics
Fisheries Governance


PhD candidate at the Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management at ITC, University of Twente. My research focuses on infrastructuring urban futures.

By definition, infrastructure is sunk-in into the fabric of the city. It is the silent background that supplies our needs for transactions between people, things and space, and shapes how we position ourselves in the world. This performative characteristic of infrastructure forces us to think about its moralization and how, through the process of infrastructuring, the city becomes a place of inclusion as well as exclusion. Drawing on feminist and postcolonial science and technologies studies, my research will critically asses the translation of knowledge into infrastructure and how infrastructure mediates how we see the world. It will question whose knowledge is represented, what selective tendencies are inscribed in infrastructure and how the infrastructure prescribes behaviour and knowledge.


Hoefsloot, F. I. (2022). Knowledge infrastructures for just urban futures: A case of water governance in Lima, Peru. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation]. University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036554848
Hoefsloot, F. I., Jimenez, A., Miranda Sara, L., Estacio Flores, L. , Martinez, J. , & Pfeffer, K. (2022). The Observatorio Metropolitano de Agua para Lima-Callao: a digital platform for water and data justice. In IFIP WG9.4 Conference proceedings
Kraan, M. , & Hoefsloot, F. (2020). Small-scale fisheries in the Netherlands: fishing on the margin. In J. J. Pascual-Fernández, C. Pita, & M. Bavinck (Eds.), Small-Scale Fisheries in Europe: Status, Resilience and Governance (pp. 395-415). (MARE Publication Series; Vol. 23). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37371-9_19
Hoefsloot, F. , Pfeffer, K., & Richter, C. (2019). People and Places Uncounted: Legibility in the Water Infrastructure of Lima, Peru. 1-17. Paper presented at City Futures 2019, Dublin, Ireland.

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