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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Political Noise: Radio as Spatial Practice

^ Brazil Electromagnetic spectrum division   by Paulo Tavares: <In the last five years, police forces have shut down approximately 7,000 illegal radios throughout the Brazilian territory, almost double the number of radio frequency concessions given by the national government

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Political Noise: Radio as Spatial Practice

^ Brazil Electromagnetic spectrum division   by Paulo Tavares: <In the last five years, police forces have shut down approximately 7,000 illegal radios throughout the Brazilian territory, almost double the number of radio frequency concessions given by the national government

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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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sweet beets cannot survive without political protection

^ Monument of Sugar, 2007 by Van Brummelen & De Haan. 304 sugar blocks installed at Argos, Brussels.   <Following the discovery that a large amount of European sugar ends up outside of Europe, we embarked on a research trip to investigate

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sweet beets cannot survive without political protection

^ Monument of Sugar, 2007 by Van Brummelen & De Haan. 304 sugar blocks installed at Argos, Brussels.   <Following the discovery that a large amount of European sugar ends up outside of Europe, we embarked on a research trip to investigate

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The Clear-Blurry Line

Deconcrete for The Funambulist: <Our friend from Deconcrete, Daniel Fernández Pascual wrote this week’s guest writer essay in which he questions the idea of sovereignty on territories that remain legally blurry. Indeed, the paradigm of the two-dimensional map cannot be enough anymore to

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The Clear-Blurry Line

Deconcrete for The Funambulist: <Our friend from Deconcrete, Daniel Fernández Pascual wrote this week’s guest writer essay in which he questions the idea of sovereignty on territories that remain legally blurry. Indeed, the paradigm of the two-dimensional map cannot be enough anymore to

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volume rendered slope

film by Jacob Sutton [2012] Tweet

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volume rendered slope

film by Jacob Sutton [2012] Tweet

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map without map

^^ Communist World, 2011 by Theo Deutinger & Catarina Dantas [Mark#30]. <Communism is still alive. Although capitalism won a victory when the Berlin Wall went down, communism is triumphing as nation states continue to bail out banks in the wake

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map without map

^^ Communist World, 2011 by Theo Deutinger & Catarina Dantas [Mark#30]. <Communism is still alive. Although capitalism won a victory when the Berlin Wall went down, communism is triumphing as nation states continue to bail out banks in the wake

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fortress Europe

^^ ‘Encampments’ in Europe and around the Mediterranean Sea (waiting areas for admission or deportation of migrants). By Migreurop, 2009. vs. ^ Irregular Migrant routes, by ICMPD. Tweet

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fortress Europe

^^ ‘Encampments’ in Europe and around the Mediterranean Sea (waiting areas for admission or deportation of migrants). By Migreurop, 2009. vs. ^ Irregular Migrant routes, by ICMPD. Tweet

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spaces of desire

^ Barcelona Dark Rooms, 2007 by Pol Esteve Castello & Marc Navarro Fornós. Courtesy: the authors.   This plan atlas compiles 15 typologies of dark rooms in Barcelona for anonymous male sexual encounters, where fantasy and real pleasure operate in constant

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spaces of desire

^ Barcelona Dark Rooms, 2007 by Pol Esteve Castello & Marc Navarro Fornós. Courtesy: the authors.   This plan atlas compiles 15 typologies of dark rooms in Barcelona for anonymous male sexual encounters, where fantasy and real pleasure operate in constant

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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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communist replicas from the oldest Christian country

^ B/W: Photograph series of Armenian bus-stops in The Architecture of Waiting, 1997/2004 by Ursula Schulz-Dornburg. Colour: Bus-stops in Burgos, Spain. Designed by H&deM, 2011. Photos by Ángel Ayala.   This week my hometown’s newspapers revealed that our recently built

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communist replicas from the oldest Christian country

^ B/W: Photograph series of Armenian bus-stops in The Architecture of Waiting, 1997/2004 by Ursula Schulz-Dornburg. Colour: Bus-stops in Burgos, Spain. Designed by H&deM, 2011. Photos by Ángel Ayala.   This week my hometown’s newspapers revealed that our recently built

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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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On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres

Astronomical, by Mishka Henner. Map of the solar system in twelve 500-page volumes. 1,000,000 km = 1 page Tweet

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On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres

Astronomical, by Mishka Henner. Map of the solar system in twelve 500-page volumes. 1,000,000 km = 1 page Tweet

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First Woman On The Moon

  ^ First Woman On The Moon, 1999 by Aleksandra Mir. Tweet

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First Woman On The Moon

  ^ First Woman On The Moon, 1999 by Aleksandra Mir. Tweet

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