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Archive for January, 2011

 

Bruno Latour: Do objects reside in res extensa and if not where are they located?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Posted in NEWS & FEEDS

 

THE POLITICS OF OBEDIENCE: THE DISCOURSE OF VOLUNTARY SERVITUDE (or AGAINST THE ONE)

FOR THE PRESENT I should like merely to understand how it happens that so many men, so many villages, so many cities, so many nations, sometimes suffer under a single tyrant who has no other power than the power they give him; who is able to harm them only to the extent to which they […]

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Posted in THINK TANK BLOG

 

VC GUEST LECTURES and SCREENING SERIES SPRING 2011

27 January – TOM HUNTER Senior Research Fellow of the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, Hunter graduated from the London College of Printing with a BA First Class Honours [1994] and took his MA at the Royal College of Art, London [1997]. In 1998, he won the John Kobal Photographic Portrait […]

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Posted in LECTURES & TALKS

 

The Politics and Philosophy of Disorder: Critical Theories of (Student) Violence

“Compared with this normal daily violence which goes largely unpunished and unnoticed, the student protest is nonviolent.” (Herbert Marcuse, 1969) The past decade has seen a resurgence in philosophical questioning of violence, with the renewed exegesis of now ‘classic’ texts (Benjamin’s ‘Critique of Violence’, Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth, Arendt’s On Violence). In the domain […]

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Posted in LECTURES & TALKS, UP-COMING

 

HIGH INTENSITY SUBVERSION (POL MClernon)

This work is an attempt to outline through three case studies a non-linearity, which may be read into the products of specific historical processes wrought over the last milennium in the complex relationship between the atlantic island of Ireland and its occupying neighbour. How both in their respectively unique positions have, in thrall of fluid […]

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Posted in RESEARCH

 

Hito Steyerl: Right in Our Face

There is something deeply disappointing about the contemporary moment: it projects the past into the future. I recently met some emigrants from Germany. I am not talking about émigrés who left in the 1930s to escape National Socialism. The people I met quietly decided they could no longer put up with Germany’s endless, debilitating, and […]

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Posted in THINK TANK BLOG

 

Paulo Tavares: Political Noise: Radio as Spatial Practice

the deactivation of an antenna in the outskirts of Sao Paulo.(video) In the last five years, police forces have shut down approximately 7,000 illegal radios throughout the Brazilian territory, almost double the number of radio frequency concessions given by the national government in the same period. In 2008 alone, out of approximately 19,000 claims for […]

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

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Assembling Financial Subjects in the Slum

A current focus of international urban development policy that has emerged over the past decade or so is ‘slum-upgrading’. While the social, environmental and physical conditions of poor neighbourhoods of post colonial cities – referred to as slums or shantytowns – have long been the concern of international urban development policy, slums have generated renewed […]

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Posted in FEATURED, LECTURES & TALKS

 

Offshore Laboratory (Lottie Cantle)

In the decade to come, the fabric of British oceanic territory of will be mapped by Research Scientists, whilst the expansion of British Sovereign Territory is considered through the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). This will re-define International borders, provide the opportunities for new attempts at economically beneficial extraction, and […]

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Posted in RESEARCH

 

BORN AGAIN LANDSCAPE (Dana BEHRMAN)

The archaeological project and the architectural policies in Wadi Hilwa/City of David in Silwan, East Jerusalem are in the crux of ideological, political and scientific conflict. Its story unfolds as a dispute of claims for the land by both Israelis and Palestinians. The uncovering of the multiple approaches the science of archaeology is using on […]

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Posted in RESEARCH

 

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