forensic destruction

cars on fire

After two intense weeks of cars being set on fire at night in the streets of Berlin, yesterday was calm again. Since January 2011 more than 530 cars have burnt, but the pyromaniac series has been going on for 4

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cars on fire

After two intense weeks of cars being set on fire at night in the streets of Berlin, yesterday was calm again. Since January 2011 more than 530 cars have burnt, but the pyromaniac series has been going on for 4

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collision in public space, a chronology

When appropriation of public space happens, it happens at two levels. Protesters reclaim a physical site, but at the same time they appropriate a symbol of political identity. The outbreak of rioting or violence always shows civil unrest amongst certain

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collision in public space, a chronology

When appropriation of public space happens, it happens at two levels. Protesters reclaim a physical site, but at the same time they appropriate a symbol of political identity. The outbreak of rioting or violence always shows civil unrest amongst certain

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houses resisting sacrifice

There is a constant negotiation between cities and watercourses. If architecture wins, rivers may be expelled to the invisible underground. But if waters win, buildings are subjugated to vanish under the flood. In May 2011, the Mississippi River has obliged

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houses resisting sacrifice

There is a constant negotiation between cities and watercourses. If architecture wins, rivers may be expelled to the invisible underground. But if waters win, buildings are subjugated to vanish under the flood. In May 2011, the Mississippi River has obliged

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re-enactment of a crime

In a historical moment when scientific evidence apparently makes showing the picture of Osama bin Laden’s corpse unnecessary, the scene of the crime becomes more relevant than the body itself. The strategy to make people believe in the events goes

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re-enactment of a crime

In a historical moment when scientific evidence apparently makes showing the picture of Osama bin Laden’s corpse unnecessary, the scene of the crime becomes more relevant than the body itself. The strategy to make people believe in the events goes

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invisible mass graves

05/05/2011 the Spanish Government released the long announced map of mass graves of Dictator Franco’s regime. It is an open-source archive detailing the position of the 2,232 sites and their current status. Most corpses have not been touched yet (green);

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invisible mass graves

05/05/2011 the Spanish Government released the long announced map of mass graves of Dictator Franco’s regime. It is an open-source archive detailing the position of the 2,232 sites and their current status. Most corpses have not been touched yet (green);

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tourist colonialism

72,000 bottles of Turkish Efes beer arrive to the capital of Germany. Cyprien Gaillard in The Recovery of Discovery [Berlin, 2011] turns them into a mock pyramid monument inside KW contemporary art museum. A piece of Ephesus is encapsulated in

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tourist colonialism

72,000 bottles of Turkish Efes beer arrive to the capital of Germany. Cyprien Gaillard in The Recovery of Discovery [Berlin, 2011] turns them into a mock pyramid monument inside KW contemporary art museum. A piece of Ephesus is encapsulated in

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nuclear metronome

Nuclear Explosions “1945-1998”. by Isao Hashimoto 2,053 nuclear explosions occurred between 1945-1998 in US, USSR/Russia, France, UK, China, India and Pakistan territory. (North Korea excluded) Data visualized by Isao Hashimoto in 2003. One month is scaled down to one second.

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nuclear metronome

Nuclear Explosions “1945-1998”. by Isao Hashimoto 2,053 nuclear explosions occurred between 1945-1998 in US, USSR/Russia, France, UK, China, India and Pakistan territory. (North Korea excluded) Data visualized by Isao Hashimoto in 2003. One month is scaled down to one second.

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japan grows 4 metres

Japan earthquake 8.9 Richter enlarged the country size: Northeastern coast shifted 4 metres (13 ft) towards America. Earth’s Axis shifted 16,7 cm (6,5 inches). Rotational speed of the Earth increased, making a day 0.0000018 seconds shorter in duration. Nautical charts,

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japan grows 4 metres

Japan earthquake 8.9 Richter enlarged the country size: Northeastern coast shifted 4 metres (13 ft) towards America. Earth’s Axis shifted 16,7 cm (6,5 inches). Rotational speed of the Earth increased, making a day 0.0000018 seconds shorter in duration. Nautical charts,

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building the trace of emptiness

Before WWII some 1.3 million people lived in Warsaw (10% of them Jewish). Some 900,000 did at the start of the Polish resistance uprising against Hitler and just 1,000 lived amid the ruins in 1945. CITY OF RUINS (Miasto Ruin,

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building the trace of emptiness

Before WWII some 1.3 million people lived in Warsaw (10% of them Jewish). Some 900,000 did at the start of the Polish resistance uprising against Hitler and just 1,000 lived amid the ruins in 1945. CITY OF RUINS (Miasto Ruin,

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debris weapon

2th Feb 2011. 10:38 am EST / 5:38 pm Cairo. The number of government forces throwing heavy debris from rooftops have increased dramatically through the past hour. [the Atlantic liveblogging Egypt: day 6] Cairo’s rooftops have long been filled with

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debris weapon

2th Feb 2011. 10:38 am EST / 5:38 pm Cairo. The number of government forces throwing heavy debris from rooftops have increased dramatically through the past hour. [the Atlantic liveblogging Egypt: day 6] Cairo’s rooftops have long been filled with

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food as geopolitical subjugation*

*Post series commissioned by Nicola Twilley (edible geography /foodprintproject / GOOD Magazine) as part of FOOD FOR THINKERS – An online festival on Food and Writing (18-23/01/2011) Can a grotesque portrait be revering and sarcastic at the same time? Giuseppe

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food as geopolitical subjugation*

*Post series commissioned by Nicola Twilley (edible geography /foodprintproject / GOOD Magazine) as part of FOOD FOR THINKERS – An online festival on Food and Writing (18-23/01/2011) Can a grotesque portrait be revering and sarcastic at the same time? Giuseppe

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overprotection relics

“A protective space for every Swiss” was since 1954 the national aim for the protection of the population. And thus 270,000 civil bunkers were built, which should protect 95% of the population against war, physical disasters and terrorist attacks. Till

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overprotection relics

“A protective space for every Swiss” was since 1954 the national aim for the protection of the population. And thus 270,000 civil bunkers were built, which should protect 95% of the population against war, physical disasters and terrorist attacks. Till

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happy places

Last year, Ikea withdrew batches of goose-feather products from the market, since certain Chinese geese and ducks farms were plucking the animals while they were still alive. Customers who felt fleeced under their Nordic comforter could get their money back.

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happy places

Last year, Ikea withdrew batches of goose-feather products from the market, since certain Chinese geese and ducks farms were plucking the animals while they were still alive. Customers who felt fleeced under their Nordic comforter could get their money back.

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hotel mozambique

“The dilapidated state of the modernist buildings that were erected in numerous African countries when they achieved independence, parallels the fate of that utopian ideal. […] Today, many of these government buildings, luxury hotels and schools are decayed, empty or

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hotel mozambique

“The dilapidated state of the modernist buildings that were erected in numerous African countries when they achieved independence, parallels the fate of that utopian ideal. […] Today, many of these government buildings, luxury hotels and schools are decayed, empty or

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death before birth

Flash Urbanism in China is not only about building at an extraordinary speed, but also about erasing mistakes of the most recent present, not even the past. There are dozens of cities much larger than Berlin or Madrid, with names

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death before birth

Flash Urbanism in China is not only about building at an extraordinary speed, but also about erasing mistakes of the most recent present, not even the past. There are dozens of cities much larger than Berlin or Madrid, with names

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