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Renzo Martens: Enjoy Poverty

Screening of “Enjoy Poverty” followed by discussion with Renzo Martens. Tuesday, 29 March – 17hrs – CRA Studio – Room 312, Goldsmiths Centre for Research Architecture – Visual Culture Department all welcome Episode III, also known as ‘Enjoy Poverty’, is the 90 minute film registration of Renzo Martens’ activities in the Congo. In an epic […]

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

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PHOTO-LEXIC: The Forensic Dimensions of Photography

A One Day Conference & MA Workshop March 11 2011 hosted by the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London in collaboration with the Photo-Lexic, International Research Group, Minerva Humanities Center, Tel Aviv University. Location NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING (NAB) LG02 Goldsmiths / Time: 1:00-6:00 PM In the past two decades, photography as a discourse […]

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

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David Rieff: Where Hunger Goes: On the Green Revolution

The term “Green Revolution” is now so firmly entrenched in the history and practice of development that it is easy to forget its haphazard origin. It was coined more as what today we would call an exercise in branding than as part of a good faith effort to soberly describe the agricultural transformation that took […]

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

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Adi Ophir: The Politics of Catastrophization

The main thrust of my argument is to provide a conceptual framework for understanding “emergency” in terms free from the discourse of sovereignty and its legal implications, in a way that still holds open a certain, limited place for the sovereign decision on the exception. While I am joining here scholars like Ann Stoler who […]

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

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Peter Hallward: The Fourth Invasion: Securing Disaster in Haiti

Nine days after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, it’s now clear that the initial phase of the U.S.-led relief operation has conformed to the three fundamental tendencies that have shaped the more general course of the island’s recent history. It has adopted military priorities and strategies. It has sidelined Haiti’s […]

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

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