urban research

Parliamentary Chambers

Parliamentary Chambers, by Ana Filipovic, 2012, within Cultures of Assembly, Architecture + Critical Spatial Practice, Städelschule Frankfurt: ‘The word parliament derives from the French “parlement”—the act of speaking, the discussion. The chamber in which parliamentary assemblies meet is therefore a

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Parliamentary Chambers

Parliamentary Chambers, by Ana Filipovic, 2012, within Cultures of Assembly, Architecture + Critical Spatial Practice, Städelschule Frankfurt: ‘The word parliament derives from the French “parlement”—the act of speaking, the discussion. The chamber in which parliamentary assemblies meet is therefore a

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The Competitive Hypothesis

  WE ARE OPENING next Tuesday THE COMPETITIVE HYPOTHESIS exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York. come along!!   The Competitive Hypothesis  An exhibition examining the politics behind the architecture competition Exhibition Opening: January 22, 2013, 7PM Exhibition:

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The Competitive Hypothesis

  WE ARE OPENING next Tuesday THE COMPETITIVE HYPOTHESIS exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York. come along!!   The Competitive Hypothesis  An exhibition examining the politics behind the architecture competition Exhibition Opening: January 22, 2013, 7PM Exhibition:

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Building Crises: The Shock Doctrine

  Makes me feel terribly worried and scared about the current wave of ongoing privatisations of education, justice and national health system in Spain. The real estate bubble and consequent financial burst post-2007 are being ferociously used to approve ‘disaster

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Building Crises: The Shock Doctrine

  Makes me feel terribly worried and scared about the current wave of ongoing privatisations of education, justice and national health system in Spain. The real estate bubble and consequent financial burst post-2007 are being ferociously used to approve ‘disaster

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Diwaniyah: An Architectural Space of Political Exchange

  A brilliant research piece by Joseph Grima and Markus Miessen, videography by Elian Stefa, on Kuwait’s Diwaniyah: four-sided spaces with perimeter seats for men’s meetings, discussions and informal assemblies, and the role they play in shaping debates on contemporary

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Diwaniyah: An Architectural Space of Political Exchange

  A brilliant research piece by Joseph Grima and Markus Miessen, videography by Elian Stefa, on Kuwait’s Diwaniyah: four-sided spaces with perimeter seats for men’s meetings, discussions and informal assemblies, and the role they play in shaping debates on contemporary

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On Extralegal Space in Belgrade / rooftop squatting II

  ‘The illusion that illegal construction brought a dispersion of power in the production of space dissolved, and it became obvious that the power just shifted into the hands of developers who merely used the illegal as their legitimate field.’ [DS]

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On Extralegal Space in Belgrade / rooftop squatting II

  ‘The illusion that illegal construction brought a dispersion of power in the production of space dissolved, and it became obvious that the power just shifted into the hands of developers who merely used the illegal as their legitimate field.’ [DS]

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Democratic Transaction

  My research on Real Estate Speculation along the Spanish coast ‘Displaced Soils: Capital as Circulation of Borders’ featured today at Domus

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Democratic Transaction

  My research on Real Estate Speculation along the Spanish coast ‘Displaced Soils: Capital as Circulation of Borders’ featured today at Domus

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‘all design’_Research Architecture Exhibit

The group assembles along a narrow balcony overlooking South Quay waterfront in Canary Wharf. A suited man awkwardly pushes past, mumbling an apology as he makes his way through this gathering. In close proximity, an LED sign with live share

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‘all design’_Research Architecture Exhibit

The group assembles along a narrow balcony overlooking South Quay waterfront in Canary Wharf. A suited man awkwardly pushes past, mumbling an apology as he makes his way through this gathering. In close proximity, an LED sign with live share

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Architectures of Unproductiveness

^ New Towns during Spanish Enlightenment. 18th century. Adapted from Oliveras Samitier   The spatial void is not only uncertain, but a constant menace to the established order. During Spanish Enlightenment in the 18th century, agrarian settlements were founded along

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Architectures of Unproductiveness

^ New Towns during Spanish Enlightenment. 18th century. Adapted from Oliveras Samitier   The spatial void is not only uncertain, but a constant menace to the established order. During Spanish Enlightenment in the 18th century, agrarian settlements were founded along

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Venetian commons

My top six harmonious interventions at 13th Venice Biennale deal with noise, somewhere between the random and the unwanted, what we don’t want to hear and what we don’t want to see: the noise of those under power, the noise

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Venetian commons

My top six harmonious interventions at 13th Venice Biennale deal with noise, somewhere between the random and the unwanted, what we don’t want to hear and what we don’t want to see: the noise of those under power, the noise

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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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Performing Politics

>>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  >>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  >>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  >>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  7th & 8th of JUNE 2012 > 14,00 > 21,00 > Tempelhof Airfield >  The World Is Not Fair – Die Grosse Weltausstellung 2012  as part of the Institut für Raumexperimente program. PRACTITIONERS: IVAN ARGOTE  LUZ

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Performing Politics

>>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  >>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  >>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  >>>>> PERFORMING POLITICS  7th & 8th of JUNE 2012 > 14,00 > 21,00 > Tempelhof Airfield >  The World Is Not Fair – Die Grosse Weltausstellung 2012  as part of the Institut für Raumexperimente program. PRACTITIONERS: IVAN ARGOTE  LUZ

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Unfinished Modernisations_Between Utopia & Pragmatism

Architecture and Urban Planning in Former Yugoslavia and its Successor States    <Unfinished Modernisations is a collaborative, long-term research platform on architecture and urban planning.  […] The project is aimed at fostering interdisciplinary research on the production of built environment

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Unfinished Modernisations_Between Utopia & Pragmatism

Architecture and Urban Planning in Former Yugoslavia and its Successor States    <Unfinished Modernisations is a collaborative, long-term research platform on architecture and urban planning.  […] The project is aimed at fostering interdisciplinary research on the production of built environment

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Dust over the Canary Islands

^ Offshore oil and gas drilling concessions on the West African Coast. Adapted from Offshore Magazine, 2011.   Air becomes rarefied in Spanish Canary Islands, opposite the African coast. It is not only the sand particles from the Sahara Desert

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Dust over the Canary Islands

^ Offshore oil and gas drilling concessions on the West African Coast. Adapted from Offshore Magazine, 2011.   Air becomes rarefied in Spanish Canary Islands, opposite the African coast. It is not only the sand particles from the Sahara Desert

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Waiting to Die

^ Cartography of of the migrant boat tragedy within NATO maritime surveillance areas (early Spring 2011). Source: Charles Heller, Lorenzo Pezzani and SITU Studio, Forensic Architecture (ERC) via the guardian.   A group of 72 sub-Saharan men, women (some pregnant)

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Waiting to Die

^ Cartography of of the migrant boat tragedy within NATO maritime surveillance areas (early Spring 2011). Source: Charles Heller, Lorenzo Pezzani and SITU Studio, Forensic Architecture (ERC) via the guardian.   A group of 72 sub-Saharan men, women (some pregnant)

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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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