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Guest speaker on Nov 11 : Tobias Flessenkemper

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 10h30-12h00 “The European border regime in South Eastern Europe – between collapse and resurrection” Tobias Flessenkemper, Senior Associate Researcher Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) – European Institute, Nice/Berlin/Istanbul Tobias Flessenkemper is working on the issue of external and internal security policies of the European Union with a focus on South […]

Blog software updated

I managed to update our blog to the latest version of WordPress, so it’s now up and running again. Alas, the old theme by Florian doesn’t work any more, so please bear with us while we’re figuring out a new look for the blog! If you think you have a good idea for a design, […]

Coco Fusco at MC

http://www.afterall.org/online/coco.fusco.at.mc Coco Fusco’s recent exhibit at MC, Los Angeles (2006) included the photographic series Bare Life Study #1, a fictional military interrogation training manual for women, an enigmatic presentation of real manuals on a desk, and in an adjoining room, the 59-minute video Operation Atropos. The show explored the weaponization of female sexuality by the US military that […]

Art and Its Cultural Contradictions, Joshua Decter

 http://www.afterall.org/journal/issue.22/art.and.the.cultural.contradictions.of.urban.regeneration.social.justice.and.sustainability What is at stake when artists, architects, curators, organisers and other cultural producers facilitate bricks-and-mortar change, on the ground in cities, with citizens, communities and institutions? How do we test the interrelationships between the practices of artists and urban policy makers? What is the metric that we might utilise to determine effectiveness? And what […]

democracy…

http://www.spiegelfechter.com/wordpress/1094/eine-gute-frage wenn Menschen vor die Wahl gestellt werden, ob sie sich für Etwas in den Folgen Kalkulierbares, Überschaubares entscheiden sollen, oder für etwas Unsicheres, Unabsehbares, dann neigt die Mehrzahl dazu, sich für das Kalkulierbare, das Überschaubare zu entscheiden. Sogar wenn absehbar ist, daß das Resultat mit Sicherheit niederträchtig und miserabel sein wird. Das Unkalkulierbare meiden […]