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Archive for July, 2012

 

MARA: dOCUMENTA(13) Roundtable

Members of the Centre for Research Architecture organize a roundtable discussion at dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel, Germany. On July 31, 2012, members of the Centre for Research Architecture will present work generated during the MA in Research Architecture program at Goldsmiths, University of London. Selections of projects by Eva Dietrich, Irmelin Joelson, Helene Kazan, Steffen Krämer, […]

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

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Peter Linebaugh: The Magna Carta Manifesto

Rather than the separation of economic or social rights and civil or political rights that is familiar to us from the United Nation’s Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and its Convenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966), in the two charterts [ Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest ] political rights in […]

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

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Michel Serres: The Natural Contract

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

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Fifth Geneva Convention

The project ‘Fifth Geneva Convention’ (5GC) consists of a series of roundtable conferences designed to debate the ethical, political and material dimensions of the legal means of protection of the ‘natural environment’ in times of armed conflict as defined by international humanitarian law, the body of law that govern the rules of conduct in warfare, […]

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

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Dipesh Chakrabarty: The climate of history: Four theses

While freedom has been the most important motif of accounts of human history since the Enlightenment, there has never been an awareness of the geological agency human beings were gaining through processes linked to their acquisition of freedom. Whatever the rights we wish to celebrate as our freedom, we cannot afford to destabilize conditions that […]

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

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Mike Davis: Dead West: Ecocide in Marlboro Country

Was the Cold War the Earth’s worst eco-disaster in the last ten thousand years? The time has come to weigh the environmental costs of the great ‘twilight struggle’ and its attendant nuclear arms race. Until recently, most ecologists have tended to underestimate the impacts of warfare and arms production on natural history. Yet there is […]

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

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Eyal Weizman: Forensic Architecture: Notes from Fields and Forums

The pyramids of Gaza, so a Forensic Architect once told me, proliferate throughout the Strip, but are most commonly seen in the camps and neighborhoods that ring Gaza City and along the short border to Egypt. They are the result, he said, of an encounter between two familiar elements in the area—a three-story residential building, […]

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

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Susan Schuppli: A memorial in exile in London’s Olympics: orbits of responsibility

In 2005 ArcelorMittal made a commitment to finance and build a memorial on the grounds of Omarska, the site of the most notorious concentration camp of the Bosnian war. Twenty years after the war crimes committed there, still no space of public commemoration exists. Grounds, buildings, and equipment once used for extermination now serve a […]

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

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