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An imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of the other

  ^ Historical Geographer Martin Lewis starts his vision on Geopolitical Anomalies of the World (2008) with a brilliant quote about the definition of ‘boundary’: Boundary: In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of

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An imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of the other

  ^ Historical Geographer Martin Lewis starts his vision on Geopolitical Anomalies of the World (2008) with a brilliant quote about the definition of ‘boundary’: Boundary: In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of

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Speculative Geographies

  Don’t miss vol II of The State on Speculative Geographies!! Edited by Rahel Aima and Ahmad Makia; curated and published by Rami Farook. — THE STATE is a print journal and sociohistorical forum based out of Dubai, U.A.E. It investigates

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Speculative Geographies

  Don’t miss vol II of The State on Speculative Geographies!! Edited by Rahel Aima and Ahmad Makia; curated and published by Rami Farook. — THE STATE is a print journal and sociohistorical forum based out of Dubai, U.A.E. It investigates

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Performing Politics_report

thank you to all who made it possible, and the exciting collaborations that were initiated there!     ^ Performing Politics curators Eric Ellingsen and Álvaro Urbano, a fruitful moment. photo by deconcrete   ^ Altruisme, 2011 by Iván Argote. via

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Performing Politics_report

thank you to all who made it possible, and the exciting collaborations that were initiated there!     ^ Performing Politics curators Eric Ellingsen and Álvaro Urbano, a fruitful moment. photo by deconcrete   ^ Altruisme, 2011 by Iván Argote. via

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This Is For Promotional Use Only

STUDIO_magazine #2 ORIGINAL is OUT NOW! Featuring spatialforces, dpr-barcelona, socks-studio, WAI Architecture Think Tank, eme3 and our contribution This is For Promotional Use Only among others.

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This Is For Promotional Use Only

STUDIO_magazine #2 ORIGINAL is OUT NOW! Featuring spatialforces, dpr-barcelona, socks-studio, WAI Architecture Think Tank, eme3 and our contribution This is For Promotional Use Only among others.

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Mapping an Empire

^ Great Trigonometrical Survey of India. Image included in Börner’s Atlas of Science, via scimaps   Mapping and land surveying were the physical outcome of colonial practices during Renaissance and Enlightenment, where invented lines demarcating a territory materialized the old

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Mapping an Empire

^ Great Trigonometrical Survey of India. Image included in Börner’s Atlas of Science, via scimaps   Mapping and land surveying were the physical outcome of colonial practices during Renaissance and Enlightenment, where invented lines demarcating a territory materialized the old

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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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spaces of terror

  ^ War Primer 2, Plate 23. 2011, by Oliver Chanarin & Adam Broomberg.   < War Primer 2 is a limited edition book that physically inhabits the pages of Bertolt Brecht’s remarkable 1955 publication War Primer. The original is  a collection of Brecht’s newspaper clippings, each

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spaces of terror

  ^ War Primer 2, Plate 23. 2011, by Oliver Chanarin & Adam Broomberg.   < War Primer 2 is a limited edition book that physically inhabits the pages of Bertolt Brecht’s remarkable 1955 publication War Primer. The original is  a collection of Brecht’s newspaper clippings, each

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cartographies of an uprising

La Sublevación (The Uprising) is a recently published cartographic visualization of the pro-Franco military coup in Spain 18th July 1936. Its author Víctor Hurtado maps the improvisation and deliberation with which both sides, fascist and republican, combatted. The role of dense

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cartographies of an uprising

La Sublevación (The Uprising) is a recently published cartographic visualization of the pro-Franco military coup in Spain 18th July 1936. Its author Víctor Hurtado maps the improvisation and deliberation with which both sides, fascist and republican, combatted. The role of dense

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Pornotopia: Architecture & Sexuality

  The same images of naked women that the military had approved and openly distributed among soldiers during WWII – as a way to keep their souls more stable through masturbatory practices – were automatically stigmatised after the end of

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Pornotopia: Architecture & Sexuality

  The same images of naked women that the military had approved and openly distributed among soldiers during WWII – as a way to keep their souls more stable through masturbatory practices – were automatically stigmatised after the end of

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NO projection above the pope

…When protests throw a light and escape control… A project by Santiago Sierra and Julius von Bismarck (+ Fulgurator) as part of the NO, Global Tour during the Pope’s visit to Madrid, August 2011. thanks, anastasia!

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NO projection above the pope

…When protests throw a light and escape control… A project by Santiago Sierra and Julius von Bismarck (+ Fulgurator) as part of the NO, Global Tour during the Pope’s visit to Madrid, August 2011. thanks, anastasia!

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london passwords

< Because words pass, then; because they pass away, metamorphose, become “passers” or vehicles of ideas along unforeseen channels not calculated in advance, the expression “passwords” seems to me to enable us to reapprehend things, both by crystallizing them and

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london passwords

< Because words pass, then; because they pass away, metamorphose, become “passers” or vehicles of ideas along unforeseen channels not calculated in advance, the expression “passwords” seems to me to enable us to reapprehend things, both by crystallizing them and

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Hans Ulrich Obrist: Who are the philosophers and thinkers who gave you ideas? Was Foucault an inspiration for you? Or Deleuze? Yona Friedman: I have had one very important intellectual guide: my dog. A dog spends its whole life improvising.

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Hans Ulrich Obrist: Who are the philosophers and thinkers who gave you ideas? Was Foucault an inspiration for you? Or Deleuze? Yona Friedman: I have had one very important intellectual guide: my dog. A dog spends its whole life improvising.

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juridical masks

Masking is one of the most complex and secretive, yet profoundly important, phenomena in Africa. […] Why, despite the changes that have taken place since the early 20th century, does masking persist in such vibrant form in parts of Africa

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juridical masks

Masking is one of the most complex and secretive, yet profoundly important, phenomena in Africa. […] Why, despite the changes that have taken place since the early 20th century, does masking persist in such vibrant form in parts of Africa

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landscape-generated languages

Whistled languages are a direct result of surrounding environment. Complementary to their spoken versions, they help humans communicate in the distance overcoming natural barriers without travelling: steep topography, cliffs or dense forests. Landscape-related professions that deal with constant loneliness, such

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landscape-generated languages

Whistled languages are a direct result of surrounding environment. Complementary to their spoken versions, they help humans communicate in the distance overcoming natural barriers without travelling: steep topography, cliffs or dense forests. Landscape-related professions that deal with constant loneliness, such

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The Maghreb Connection

The Mediterranean Sea is not a sea; it is Southern Europe’s border wall. The Maghreb is literally any territory west from Egypt; Cairo functioned as the georeference for a Greenwich-like system in the Arab world. The Sahara Desert was traditionally

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The Maghreb Connection

The Mediterranean Sea is not a sea; it is Southern Europe’s border wall. The Maghreb is literally any territory west from Egypt; Cairo functioned as the georeference for a Greenwich-like system in the Arab world. The Sahara Desert was traditionally

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