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RA Open Seminars : The Paradoxes of Aid #02: on Haiti
 

RA Open Seminars : The Paradoxes of Aid #02: on Haiti

guest speaker: Peter Hallward Wednesday, 24 March, 17pm @ Goldsmith’s Research Architecture Studio, RHB 312 (main building, second floor). From donor State agencies, to WorldBank developmental programmes, to humanitarian relief and NGO-led sustainable enterprises, aid has become a global industry, effectively generating a body of discourse which counts on an international network of knowledge, institutions […]

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

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Cinematic Space Sessions
 

Cinematic Space Sessions

Cinematic space This is a five week series of films that were selected due to a research on how cinematic space is constructed and with which means the filmic space relates and correlates with the construction of social space. This selection of films wants to draw attention to architecture‘s performative aspect and the space that […]

Friday, February 19th, 2010

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RA OPEN SEMINARS: PARADOXES OF AID #1: ON AFRICA
 

RA OPEN SEMINARS: PARADOXES OF AID #1: ON AFRICA

From donor State agencies, to WorldBank developmental programmes, to NGO humanitarianism and sustainable enterprises, Aid has become a global industry, effectively generating a body of discourse which counts on an international network of knowledge, institutions and local practices. Always inhabiting the thin border between empowerment and dependency, autonomy and support, liberation and domination, Aid seem […]

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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ODD LOTS: Seminar by Sina Najafi
 

ODD LOTS: Seminar by Sina Najafi

Moving between municipal planning archives, the artist’s estate and the changing fabric of Queens/NYC, the presentation will deal with Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Fake Estates” and the conditions under which the artist’s unfinished project was posthumously transformed into fourteen artworks available for sale to major institutions. — ODD LOTS / seminar by Sina Najafi Tuesday Oct 13th, […]

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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SEMINAR ON THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO
 

SEMINAR ON THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO

Professor John Hutnyk and MAs and PhDs of the Centre for Cultural Studies will join us for an open Roundtable on The Communist Manifesto in preparation for David Harvey’s lecture at ICA.    Thursday, 20th November, 15hs at the Centre for Research Architecture Studio, Room 312 (main building) Geographer David Harvey has written an introduction […]

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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Commons and Enclosures: Seminar with Alberto Toscano
 

Commons and Enclosures: Seminar with Alberto Toscano

The increasingly attempts to privatize the commons – being it nature or our general intellect – calls to think contemporary capitalism through its fundamental original act: the internalization of what is external to its logic by means of dispossession and exclusion; the extraterritorial as the constant outside yet within frontier produced by the reproduction of […]

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

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Model Court @ CCA
 

Model Court @ CCA

Model Court is a two-week inhabitation of CCA 1 as a model of a courtroom. The point of departure is the work of the architect Hiraku Kitai of Group O Architecture, currently working on a World Bank sponsored commission for a manual for courtroom designs for ‘developing countries’. Kitai’s work deals with the court as […]

Monday, June 1st, 2009

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GEOCULTURES: WORKSHOP
 

GEOCULTURES: WORKSHOP

A ‘Visual Cultures’ workshop on the relations between arts, cultural practices and globalization. 22nd of May – Ben Pimlott Lecture Hall, Ben Pimlott Building At stake is how are cultural practices informing processes of globalization? Conventionally the arts are seen to represent, to be illustrative, of the realities of globalization. Instead the concept of ‘Geo-Cultures’ […]

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

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