Critical Infrastructure and Image Politics (CIIP) is a research group dedicated to investigating the politics of contemporary digital and visual cultures at the intersection of media art and critical theory. We foreground transdisciplinary and practice-based methodologies of artistic and activist-led research in media and technocultures with specific interests in material infrastructures, critical posthumanities, algorithmic visual cultures, feminist and decolonial technocultures, and media ecologies. 

CIIP was founded by co-directors Dr Alexandra Anikina, Dr Stephen Cornford, and Dr Kwame Philips in 2023 and is based in the department of Art and Media Technology, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.