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Rubber Boats & the Planetary Class Struggle

By Richard B 28 October 2016

The global border regime excludes from transport those who most need to travel, with deadly consequences. While migrants resist and overcome state con...

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Policing the Knowledge Quarter

By Sam Dolbear 1 October 2016

Sam Dolbear takes a walk through the oppressive reality of Brexit era London   Granary Square is open to the sky but it also feels like a s...

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L(a)ying Down in the Banlieue

By Amy De'Ath 21 September 2016

Despite commonalities between feminist poetry and Marxist feminism, they have not often crossed paths. How might writing such as Bhanu Kapil’s Ban e...

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Exit Strategies: Danny Hayward’s Pragmatic Sanction

By Ed Luker 21 July 2016

'What if our possibility is grounded in the uncoordinated?', asks Pragmatic Sanction, Danny Hayward's ambitious long poem. Among other things it under...

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In Times of Political Ruin

By H. Gracchus 12 July 2016

Some reflections on post-referendum politics from H. Gracchus In these great times, which I have known since they were small; which shall become so...

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Notes from Non-Existence

By Heinrich Haine 28 June 2016

Heinrich Haine takes leave of Common Sense with the perverse claim that some of the working class live in Islington and not all are natural anglo-Engl...

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Sound Changes Sense

By Howard Slater 15 June 2016

In his exploration of the power of music and sonority to reveal forbidden zones of being, Tim Hodgkinson’s aesthetic thought suggests ways to connec...

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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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Chump Change: Decrypting Bitcoin & Blockchain

By Andrew Osborne 27 October 2017

Artists and academics are jumping on the blockchain bandwagon and talking up the potential for cryptocurrency and distributed ledgers to mitigate aust...

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Spectres Of Modernism: Artists Against Overdevelopment

By Artists Against Overdevelopment 24 October 2017

Spectres of Modernism is an installation of protest art banners emblazoned with slogans dreamt up by leading artists and writers including Turn...

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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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Keith Piper: Jet Black Futures I

By Beaconsfield 15 September 2017

20 September - 29 October 2017 Wednesday - Sunday 11am-5pm Private View Thursday 21 September 6.30-8.30pm Exhibition Tour (Frieze Week) Frida...

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Designing Politics: God of Money

By Gita Wolf 13 September 2017

Visually retold for the contemporary reader, Karl Marx's famous words on money are particularly apt for the world we live in

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