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Exchanges: PhD-MA Roundtable Seminars

Exchanges: PhD-MA Roundtable Seminars
  

The Exchanges Seminar Series provide a common forum of discussion between PhD and MA level members of the Centre for Research Architecture. It is designed to enable material and theoretical crossovers and to promote the development of horizontal, autonomous, p2p-based forms of critical pedagogy.

 

A GEOGRAPHY OF AUTONOMY: BORDER REGIMES, STRUGGLES AND SPATIAL PRACTICES

Tuesday: 18 OCT , 10 to 12 am: CRA Studio
led by Lorenzo Pezzani, architect and researcher based in London.

 

This seminar will try to map out a possible geography of autonomy and discuss modes of spatial and visual intervention within this field. By drawing insights from the work of Sandro Mezzadra on migration and border regimes, we will first look at how “the gaze of autonomy” could help us rethink established geographical concepts and unsettle scales of global capitalism. Subsequently, by considering my own work on Southern European borders and other examples, we will discuss what consequences this approach might have on our own practices in a mode of operation where “images, languages and signs are constitutive of reality and not of its representation”.

 

Reading material:

Sandro Mezzadra, “The gaze of autonomy”

(and have a look, if you can, to a couple of short texts by (in order of “relevance” for the seminar) Trevor Paglen (“Experimental geography: from cultural production to the production of space”) and Maurizio Lazzarato (“Struggle, media, event”).

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY: POLITICAL-NATURAL ASSEMBLAGES

Tuesday: 25 OCT , 10 to 12 am: CRA Studio
led by Nabil Ahmed, artist and writer based in London.

 

This seminar will address ways in which contemporary politics and nature are becoming entangled. Particularly we will look at emergency as a political term within the context of environmental disasters, and by extension climate change. We will consider a diverse set of practices, from geophilosophy to NGO style case studies towards producing interdisciplinary visual research.

 

Reading material:

coming soon

 

 

ACCESS SPACES THROUGH THE FILMIC IMAGE.

Tuesday: 01 NOV, 10 to 12 am: CRA Studio
led by Kerstin Schroedinger, London based artist/videoworker

This workshop will propose a method to create thought through working with moving images. Film and video images are not only able to document reality but can also help to approach the world through record devices to make sense of it and to establish discourses. We will watch examples and will look at possible connections to your own practices.

 

Reading material:

Patrick Keiller: Film as Spatial Critique  — http://roundtable.kein.org/node/1016

Gilles Deleuze: Having an idea in cinema.

 


  
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