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FIRE IN A BUBBLE

By Danny Hayward 15 September 2017

Two new books appearing in the aftermath of the (ongoing) Grenfell tragedy attempt to take stock of the UK 'housing crisis':  Anna Minton's ...

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HOMICIDAL MELANCHOLICS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

By Howard Slater 15 August 2017

Although close to anti-psychiatry’s diagnosis of the social causes of mental illness, the ‘sociogenic’ approaches of the Black and Asian therape...

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A Lesson in Media

By G W F Hoplos 25 July 2017

A report from the demonstration(s) in Hackney last night in response to the police murder of Rashan Charles  A lesson in media: last night was...

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NO JOKE: Untangling the DNA Code of Alt-Right Comedy

By EG Daymare 10 April 2017

In the run up to Trump’s election, US ‘alt-right’ ensemble Million Dollar Extreme weaponised comedy and post-internet aesthetics to target laten...

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Tools of the Trade: The History of British Restraints

By Rees A 24 March 2017

What form of technology is the police? Rees A offers a forensic analysis of the tools of jurisprudence and policing   yu cyaant awsk Clinto...

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Automate This! Delivering Resistance in the Gig Economy

By Jamie Woodcock 10 March 2017

In the workplace automation and technology have tipped the balance of power greatly in favour of capital but, as Jamie Woodcock explains, workers are ...

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Is it OK to Punch a Nazi (Art Gallery)?

By O.D. Untermesh 16 February 2017

The art-right are on the rise and even the deep, market-reflexive complacency of the London artscene shows signs of being ruffled. How on earth did re...

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Extracts From The Counsel of Spent

By Inventory 28 September 2018

Drawing upon the divagating adventures of the fondly missed Inventory journal (1995-2005), Inventory have authored a new book in a series commissioned...

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The Biennial of Very Fine People, On Both Sides

By SDLD50 12 September 2018

Further Thoughts on the Athens Biennale https://shutdownld50.tumblr.com/post/178020810821/further-thoughts-on-the-athens-biennale The Fash and t...

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The Poverty of Truth, the Truth of Poverty

By Daniel Fraser 23 August 2018

I, Tonya, the recent biopic on the figure skating phenomenon from Portland, Oregon, appears to offer little beyond the familiar Hollywood spectacle of...

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Oil is the Devil's Excrement

By David Jacques 3 July 2018

Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo was a prominent Venezuelan politician who served two terms in office with the Centrist Betancourt Administration (1947-48 &a...

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Video of Protest Against V&A's Acquisition of Robin Hood Gardens

By Rainbow Collective 26 June 2018

For anyone interested in the 7th June dual protest outside the V&A in London and the Venice Architecture Biennale against the museum's acquisition...

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ROBIN HOOD IN REVERSE

By Vile & Arrogant 22 May 2018

The V&A’s butchered chunk of Robin Hood Gardens is a vile and arrogant monument to the social cleansing of London. Architecture, or a reified slice of it, is preserved and celebrated for aesthetic contemplation at the very same moment that it is destroyed as people’s homes. It’s an obscene spectacle, where working class housing is usurped for middle class pleasure, social vandalism whitewashed by the circuits of cultural heritage.

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Can We Recapture London?

By Josephine Berry 9 May 2018

Artists in the City is a deep red and surprisingly meaty anthology covering 50 years of SPACE Studios’ activities in London. Josephine Berry’s rev...

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ZAD – Rematch

By Common Voices 20 April 2018

On Monday morning, 9 April 2018, shortly before the French police offensive, our friends in the ZAD (Zone á Défendre) circulated this text on the pl...

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Revolutionary Leaflets and Comrade Things

By Anthony Iles 22 March 2018

In his recent Anti-Book, Nicholas Thoburn finds the communist escape hatch leading out of the fortified gulag of commodity-book production. Review by ...

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Housing Justice - Free Event

By mute 5 March 2018

http://www.open.ac.uk/researchcentres/herc/events/housing-justice   Friday 11th May: 10:00am  - 5:30pm (Panel discussions and Ple...

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The Greenhouse Effect

By Key MacFarlane 4 February 2018

Eco-friendly glass architecture that incorporates flora into its design is trending high among West Coast tech giants. Only last week, Amazon's 'Spher...

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Call for Papers: Art and Housing Struggles: between art and political organising

By Conference organizers 22 January 2018

First Announcement and Call for Papers:   Art and Housing Struggles: between art and political organising   London, 31 May to 1...

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