forensic destruction

Mapping and Assessing the Inundated

^ Reconstructed map of sunken Dunwich, UK, by David Sear et al.     The sunken medieval town of Dunwich has been recently surveyed in the report Dunwich, Suffolk:Mapping and assessing the inundated by David Sear (UoS), Andy Murdock (GDI), Tim

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Mapping and Assessing the Inundated

^ Reconstructed map of sunken Dunwich, UK, by David Sear et al.     The sunken medieval town of Dunwich has been recently surveyed in the report Dunwich, Suffolk:Mapping and assessing the inundated by David Sear (UoS), Andy Murdock (GDI), Tim

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The End of Modernity (again and again)

After Charles Jencks proclaimed the End of Modernity on March 16, 1972 shortly after 15:00 (the demolition of Pruitt-Igoe Council Estate in St Louis), how can we situate more recent demolitions of similar failed projects? Can we read them as the End

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The End of Modernity (again and again)

After Charles Jencks proclaimed the End of Modernity on March 16, 1972 shortly after 15:00 (the demolition of Pruitt-Igoe Council Estate in St Louis), how can we situate more recent demolitions of similar failed projects? Can we read them as the End

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Mapping Political Destructions in Darfur

^ Ishma, Darfur, before and after attacks in 2004-2005. Image via Eyes On Darfur.   ‘It’s been forty years since the first images of Earth from space were captured, but the sight of our planet is still inspiring. Now, Amnesty

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Mapping Political Destructions in Darfur

^ Ishma, Darfur, before and after attacks in 2004-2005. Image via Eyes On Darfur.   ‘It’s been forty years since the first images of Earth from space were captured, but the sight of our planet is still inspiring. Now, Amnesty

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Sandy-altered images

  This is a series of photographs randomly found along the altered coast of Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy: rain-damaged and storm-battered images. The losses of visual data on these everyday souvenirs reflect the violence of a natural event. But

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Sandy-altered images

  This is a series of photographs randomly found along the altered coast of Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy: rain-damaged and storm-battered images. The losses of visual data on these everyday souvenirs reflect the violence of a natural event. But

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the concentration camp of the Olympics

^ London Olympics landmark    |    Iron ore mine run by ArcelorMittal at Omarska, Bosnia i Herzegovina.     A MEMORIAL IN EXILE Orbits of Responsibility for a War Crime from a Bosnian mine to London’s Olympic Park On

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the concentration camp of the Olympics

^ London Olympics landmark    |    Iron ore mine run by ArcelorMittal at Omarska, Bosnia i Herzegovina.     A MEMORIAL IN EXILE Orbits of Responsibility for a War Crime from a Bosnian mine to London’s Olympic Park On

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governance within reach

  ^ Remains of the Hejaz Railway in Saudi Arabia, Von Medina an die jordanische Grenze, photographed by Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, 2002-2003.   Designed by German engineer Heinrich Meissner, the Hejaz Railway was built under the Ottoman Empire 1900-1908; a 1,300 km-long line linking Damascus with Medina (originally thought to connect Constantinople

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governance within reach

  ^ Remains of the Hejaz Railway in Saudi Arabia, Von Medina an die jordanische Grenze, photographed by Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, 2002-2003.   Designed by German engineer Heinrich Meissner, the Hejaz Railway was built under the Ottoman Empire 1900-1908; a 1,300 km-long line linking Damascus with Medina (originally thought to connect Constantinople

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the house without living room

^ Original building plans of Osama’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Graphics via bbc news.   <The Pentagon refused to release any official photographs that would credibly establish the al Qaeda chief as having been among those killed in the attack.

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the house without living room

^ Original building plans of Osama’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Graphics via bbc news.   <The Pentagon refused to release any official photographs that would credibly establish the al Qaeda chief as having been among those killed in the attack.

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the discontinuity of asbestos

  Give off / Give out, video, 3’30”. Video & Text by Philippe Van Wolputte, 2011   <“Give off / Give out” documents an intervention in Jakarta Januari 5th 2011, dealing with the problems of fine dust after the demolition of buildings.

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the discontinuity of asbestos

  Give off / Give out, video, 3’30”. Video & Text by Philippe Van Wolputte, 2011   <“Give off / Give out” documents an intervention in Jakarta Januari 5th 2011, dealing with the problems of fine dust after the demolition of buildings.

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dismantling sites of power: the void remains

^ Split, Croatia: Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace and the densely populated city in 1912. [images via American Urban Architecture & wikimedia]   ^ Berlin, Germany: the medieval monastery, the Baroque castle, the communist Palace of the Republic and the shopping mall

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dismantling sites of power: the void remains

^ Split, Croatia: Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace and the densely populated city in 1912. [images via American Urban Architecture & wikimedia]   ^ Berlin, Germany: the medieval monastery, the Baroque castle, the communist Palace of the Republic and the shopping mall

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2 years deconcrete!

^^  21/01/2010 Deconcrete is born: 1st post about Franco dictator’s ship Azor fell into disuse as Motel Azor. Photo by deconcrete. ^ 20/01/2012: Fernando Sánchez Castillo_Síndrome de Guernica. Installation at Matadero Madrid. Azor ship transformed into pressed scrap as a demystification of

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2 years deconcrete!

^^  21/01/2010 Deconcrete is born: 1st post about Franco dictator’s ship Azor fell into disuse as Motel Azor. Photo by deconcrete. ^ 20/01/2012: Fernando Sánchez Castillo_Síndrome de Guernica. Installation at Matadero Madrid. Azor ship transformed into pressed scrap as a demystification of

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A Paris Made to Be Destroyed

Before Radar was invented warfare tactics could rely on visual tricks and trompe-l’oeil as a means of passive defence. The half-accomplished project of a Sham Paris outside Paris (Faux Paris, 1918) was a fake city to be largely exposed and

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A Paris Made to Be Destroyed

Before Radar was invented warfare tactics could rely on visual tricks and trompe-l’oeil as a means of passive defence. The half-accomplished project of a Sham Paris outside Paris (Faux Paris, 1918) was a fake city to be largely exposed and

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decay

  < The sculpture La Fisiología del Gusto [The Physiology of Taste] by Adán Vallecillo presents the contradiction between the stainless steel tray, from the world of gourmet cooking, and its content of hundreds of corroded teeth. This macabre recipient

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decay

  < The sculpture La Fisiología del Gusto [The Physiology of Taste] by Adán Vallecillo presents the contradiction between the stainless steel tray, from the world of gourmet cooking, and its content of hundreds of corroded teeth. This macabre recipient

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terrorist-marked places

Three weeks ago Basque-separatist ETA terrorist organization declared the definitive cessation of its armed activity after 43 years of existence. But the crime scenes where they perpetrated their assassinations still remain marked, as journalists Guillermo Abril and Álvaro Corcuera compile

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terrorist-marked places

Three weeks ago Basque-separatist ETA terrorist organization declared the definitive cessation of its armed activity after 43 years of existence. But the crime scenes where they perpetrated their assassinations still remain marked, as journalists Guillermo Abril and Álvaro Corcuera compile

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oma/amo & the spectacle of failures

In a world of perfection and appearances, we become more and more eager to peep at failures. Specially, we enjoy finding out that celebrities and myths also belong to our everyday realm. With irony, sense of humor and a great

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oma/amo & the spectacle of failures

In a world of perfection and appearances, we become more and more eager to peep at failures. Specially, we enjoy finding out that celebrities and myths also belong to our everyday realm. With irony, sense of humor and a great

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Travellers

Dale Farm is a territory of contradiction, where a legal border divides a community. Two adjoining sites, 30-min-train away from London, used to be scrapyards that were turned into living quarters. The first estate was self-established as a nomad settlement

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Travellers

Dale Farm is a territory of contradiction, where a legal border divides a community. Two adjoining sites, 30-min-train away from London, used to be scrapyards that were turned into living quarters. The first estate was self-established as a nomad settlement

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