Surveillant Architectures

Winter Term 2018/19: Surveillance 101 – art work & readings

Readings Exposed. Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera, 2010, catalogue Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish, 1975. English translation freely available online. Giorgo Agamben: What is an Apparatus?
 (Was ist ein Dispositiv?) PDF available online Gerhard Paul – „Video“ oder: Was haben die Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) mit Homer zu tun? In the library: Randolph Lewis: Under Surveillance: Being […]

A Cultural History of Surveillance – updated

A historical overview of landmark events and developments in systematised watching, throughout art and architecture, society and technology. ~60 AD (Roman Period). Early manifestations of panoptic labor camps in the Negev desert. An even older but similar site nearby dates from Early Bronze Age II–III periods (3000–2400 BC). 1546 The Fields Have Eyes, The Woods […]

Using CCTV to bring down fascists

The Forensic Architecture team has release another masterful media investigation: THE MURDER OF PAVLOS FYSSAS Here’s the quick summary. Full video linked below   In 2013, members of the Greek Nazi movement “Golden Dawn” murdered the antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas on the streets of Athens, a murder that was covered up by members of the Greek […]