infra-demos was launched on 1st of September 2017. That same month the Principal Investigator of the project, Dimitris Dalakoglou, have 3 lectures in the context of international events. He was the keynote lecturer for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Anthropological Association of Ireland held at Queen's University of Belfast, where he talked about the future of infrastructures. He was also one of the keynote speakers for the conference Theorising Mobility and Transnationalism held at the University of Iceland in Reykiavik where he talked about European crisis and new regimes of mobility and flows. Furthermore in September he also gave an invited lecture at Heteropolitics conference held in Aristotle University in Thessaloniki.
Moreover, in late October 2017 he was a speaker at the Place-making week organised from the Project for Public Spaces and held in Amsterdam, where he talked about gentrification in Amsterdam and soft infrastructures. In late August 2017, just a few days before the start of the project he was invited speaker at the Summer University of Social Movements, organised by ATTAC France at the University of Toulouse where he participated int he panel tilted: 'What kind of capitalism we are living in?'.