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



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



Teddy Cruz: Where is our collective imagination?

THE POLITICAL EQUATOR: BORDER PRACTICES FROM TIJUANA TO BEIRUT Guest architect Teddy Cruz on the question “Where is our collective imagination?” Moderator/ respondent Adrian Lahoud Ian Guillard Theatre, Whitehead Building, Thursday, May 31 2012 5-7pm   PHD ROUNDTABLE SEMINAR JUNE 1-2 2012 LONDON AM: Friday, June 1 2012, 11-1pm Teddy Cruz Teddy Cruz was born [...]

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012



Godofredo Pereira: SAVAGE OBJECTS

Savage Objects is part of the project Objectology – a wide research on the emergence of non-human actors within a pos-humanist thought. By framing this new paradigm not only within academic discourse, but also within object-research in fields ranging from legal forums, territorial narratives and artistic practices, speculation about objects and things becomes a discussion [...]

Monday, April 30th, 2012

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Deep State

‘Deep State’ is a film by Karen Mirza and Brad Butler that has been scripted in collaboration with author China Miéville. The film takes its title from the Turkish term ‘Derin Devlet’, meaning ‘state within the state’. Although its existence is impossible to verify, this shadowy nexus of special interests and covert relationships is the [...]

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Forensic Oceanography

Forensic Oceanography (FO) maps the fluid cartographies between Libya and Italy to understand how more than 1500 persons could have perished at sea in the Spring of 2011. FO provided the spatial analysis that lead to the Council of Europe report on NATO’s responsibility for these deaths in the Mediterranean. The Council of Europe [...]

Friday, March 30th, 2012

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Forensic Architecture Web-platform Online Existing at the intersection of architecture, history, and the laws of war, Forensic Architecture refers to an analytical method for reconstructing scenes of violence as they are inscribed within spatial artefacts and in built environments. It employs new modes of technical visualisation to generate complex knowledge about the spaces and histories of violence; transforming [...]

Monday, March 26th, 2012

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Haus der Kulturen der Welt, opening March 15, 19hs – curated by Anselm Franke Animism is a multi-faceted exhibition project that addresses the reevaluation of modernity currently taking place along the lines of Bruno Latour’s “We Have Never Been Modern“. The exhibition’s starting point is the artistic-aesthetic process of animation, best known from cartoons and [...]

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

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Drifting Studio Practice

Workshop with Lonnie Van Brummelen, 21 FEB – CRA – RHB 312 – 13:30 hs In my artistic practice aesthetics arise from in situ research into social-political fabric. It is my preferred approach to temporary move into a territory unknown to me, whether this is a borderland, global economics, a universal museum, or a [...]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012



Mengele’s Skull: The Advent of Forensic Aesthetics

MENGELE’S SKULL The Rise of Forensic Aesthetics February 4, 2011 – May 6, 2011  @ Portikus Hito Steyerl Thomas Keenan & Eyal Weizman Paulo Tavares curated by Anselm Franke Opening: February 3, 2012, 8pm Press preview: February 3, 2012, 11am The publication Mengele’s Skull discusses the forensic identification of the remains of infamous Nazi-doctor Joseph Mengele after his exhumation [...]

Monday, January 16th, 2012

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