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Archive for October, 2010

 

Forensic Architecture

Issues relating to the built environment are entering the courts and media forums of international justice with increasing frequency. This is because the built environment is both the means of violation and a source of evidence that can bear witness to the events that traversed it. Legal claims that are brought to international courts and [...]

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

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Forensic Architecture in Radical Philosophy

Radical Philosophy A strange story unfolded in the shadows of the legal and diplomatic furore that accompanied the release, on 15 September 2009, of Richard Goldstone’s Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, which alleged that the Israeli army (and Hamas) committed war crimes, and indeed that Israel might even [...]

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Posted in NEWS & FEEDS

 

The Artistic Device

On 26th and 27th November, Remco de Blaaj, current MA student at the Centre for Research Architecture, is organizing a seminar with Brian Holmes called “The Artistic Device”, a two-day symposium with the American Brian Holmes, following the publication that was released last year called Escape the Overcode, Activist Art in the Control Society by the [...]

Monday, October 25th, 2010

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IMAGE | EVENT

a 3-day platform (9th-11th December 2010) at the Centre d’Art Contemporain in snowy Geneva, Switzerland Background: Karen Mirza and Brad Butler from no.w.here, a unique space for the production of art, films and ideas in East London, and I have been invited to contribute an event for the Biennale for the Image in Movement at the [...]

Monday, October 25th, 2010

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Olivier Clochard and Philippe Rekacewicz: EU Expulsion Machine

Last week German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multiculturalism has “utterly failed”; while in France 

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Posted in FEATURED, THINK TANK BLOG

 

The Worst, the Better and the Lesser of Two Evils: Some Thoughts on Revolution and Literature

Tuesday 19 October / 6-8pm / RHB 356 When it is identified as such, the worst turns into the lesser of two evils, into something that is better than the worst. This thesis will be developed in the context of an inquiry into the relationship between law, literature and revolution. Hannah Arendt’s “Eichmann in Jerusalem” [...]

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Posted in LECTURES & TALKS

 

Where the Genocide Was, Shall the Political Subject Be

monument group Grupa Spomenik believes that the genocide is fully speakable, but that politics and critique of ideology are the only proper languages in which it can be spoken. Contemporary forensic science, at the forefront of which is the forensic DNA analysis, is capable of counting and identifying the victims of genocide. By reassociating the [...]

Monday, October 18th, 2010

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Visual Cultures Lecture Series

14 October HALFORD & BEARD – Voodoo Science Park Halford and Beard’s film Voodoo Science Park traces a secret geography of the Health and Safety Laboratory in the Peak District of Derbyshire, a place that conducts investigations of large-scale accidents, such as tunnel collapses and rail crashes. Mixing fact and fiction, as well as documentary [...]

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

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Recessional Aesthetics

It is certain that we are all currently engaging in personal and sometime public conversations around the arts and the cuts and what to do in the face of the dramatic changes that are in motion. We are witnessing different strategies of mobilisation across the breadth of cultural production and we know that the arts [...]

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

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Bruno Latour: An attempt at a “Compositionist Manifesto”

Why do I wish to reuse the oversized genre of the manifesto to explore this shift from future to prospect? Because in spite of the abyss of time, there is a tenuous relation between the Communist and the Compositionist Manifesto. At first sight, they seem utterly opposed. A belief in critique, in radical critique, a [...]

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Posted in THINK TANK BLOG