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

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

 
Assembling Financial Subjects in the Slum
 

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

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

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

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Visual Cultures Lecture Series
 

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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Eyal Weizman: Forensic Architecture: Only the Criminal Can Solve the Crime
 

Eyal Weizman: Forensic Architecture: Only the Criminal Can Solve the Crime

Paul Hirst Memorial Lecture 2010 Date: 16 June 2010 From: 6.00pm to 7.00pm followed by a reception. Location: Clore Management Centre, Room B01 Free entry; booking required. Please reserve a place by emailing Jason Edwards: j.edwards@bbk.ac.uk http://www.bbk.ac.uk/polsoc/news/current-news/paul-hirst-lecture-2010

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Posted in forensic architecture, LECTURES & TALKS

 
Cartography between Science, Art and Politics: An Open Door to Manipulation
 

Cartography between Science, Art and Politics: An Open Door to Manipulation

Philippe Rekacewicz (Le Monde Diplomatique, Paris) Discussant: Eyal Weizman (Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths) Maps are not the same thing as territory. At best they are only a representation of reality on the ground. Maps merely reveal what map-makers or their superiors want to show. They inevitably present a truncated, partial, even deliberately misleading picture […]

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

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Susan Schuppli: On media Evidence
 

Susan Schuppli: On media Evidence

Seminar with artist Susan Schuppli on Media as Forensic Evidence RA STUDIO, 30th of September, 2009 “Perhaps when you cut into the present the future leaks out.” (William Burroughs) – MIXTAPES: In each of the following case studies, a collusion of sorts seems to have taken place between an analogue technology—tape recorder, picture phone, movie […]

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Posted in forensic architecture, LECTURES & TALKS

 
The Cybernetic Way of War
 

The Cybernetic Way of War

The Cybernetic Way of War 23 February 2009 £8 / £7 Concessions / £6 ICA Members. The idea of cybernetics didn’t just give rise to the internet. Through its successor discipline of network-centric warfare, it has also burrowed into American and Israeli military culture. Where did those ideas come from, and what has their effect […]

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

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