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Urbanism

ROBIN HOOD IN REVERSE

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.

Can We Recapture London?

Artists in the City is a deep red and surprisingly meaty anthology covering 50 years of SPACE Studios’ activities in London. Josephine Berry’s review balances the claims for a struggle for freedom in the arts with a critical eye towards the emergent modes of the neoliberal city

 

‘the present is not sustainable and any futures will require many hands and a lot of rebuilding’

– David Morris, ‘DIY’, Artists in the City

 

First Announcement and Call for Papers:

 

Art and Housing Struggles: between art and political organising

FIRE IN A BUBBLE

Cover story

Two new books appearing in the aftermath of the (ongoing) Grenfell tragedy attempt to take stock of the UK 'housing crisis':  Anna Minton's Big Capital and Josh Ryan-Collins, Toby Lloyd and Laure Macfarlane's, Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing. Danny Hayward argues that, despite the insights into housing policy and struggles here, the new discourse of 'crisis' in both cases functions to prevent the drawing of socially necessary conclusions 

 

A Lesson in Media

Highlighting what really matters

A report from the demonstration(s) in Hackney last night in response to the police murder of Rashan Charles 

Tools of the Trade: The History of British Restraints

What form of technology is the police? Rees A offers a forensic analysis of the tools of jurisprudence and policing

 

yu cyaant awsk Clinton McCurbin

bout im haxfixiasham

an yu cyaant awsk Joy Gardner

bout her sufficaeshan

yu cyannt awsk Colin Roach

if im really shoot imself

an yu cyaant awsk Vincent Graham

Policing the Knowledge Quarter

Sam Dolbear takes a walk through the oppressive reality of Brexit era London

 

 

This will be a collection of notes, written by a waitress, that attempts to put together experiences from Paris and from the rest of France during themouvement contre le loi travail. It will begin, retrospectively, to piece things together stuff dating from March – May, as well as speaking of the present moment.

May 9th - 19th (Manifestations, Paris)

Building Downwards

In their review of Keller Easterling’s Subtraction, Luisa Lorenza Corna and Alan Adam Smart interrogate an architectural theory that makes an economic virtue of contracted social reproduction

 

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