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Universal Discredit

By De-Arrest Editorial Group 7 September 2015

This arresting essay presents an in depth account of the so-called 'system-upgrade' of welfare reform in the UKplc: Universal Credit Reposted from:...

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Athens and the Bankers

By Richard B 12 August 2015

The Greek crisis is often diminished to a simple story of Debt versus the People. Richard B moves between the symptomatic details of everyday life in ...

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Synthetic Dreams: Gender, Modernity and Art Silk Stockings

By Hannah Proctor 31 July 2015

The world’s first synthetic fabric, rayon, made from congealed vegetable matter and human labour, was spun into artificial silk stockings and worn b...

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Building Downwards

By Luisa Lorenza Corna and Alan Adam Smart 23 July 2015

In their review of Keller Easterling’s Subtraction, Luisa Lorenza Corna and Alan Adam Smart interrogate an architectural theory that makes an econom...

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Precarity as Activism

By Sarah Charalambides 1 July 2015

How do we turn the normalisation of precarity into a basis for collective action? While the social category ‘precariat’ grafted over differences, ...

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Capital and Community: On Melanie Gilligan’s Trilogy

By Jasper Bernes 23 June 2015

In his assessment of the latest film in Melanie Gilligan’s trilogy on crisis, capital and community Jasper Bernes emphasises the necessity and diffi...

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Art, Value, and the Freedom Fetish

By Daniel Spaulding and Nicole Demby 28 May 2015

If art is a commodity, is it just a commodity, subject to the law of value? Or does art's distinctive process of production render it c...

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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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