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Urbanism

Anti-World Cup and Anti-FIFA Protests in Brazil

Here are two sites that are updating regularly with infos around the anti-World Cup, anti-FIFA protests in Brazil. You can see that there are a lot of non-demonstration stuff happening such as massive projections of anti-FIFA images in the downtown of Rio as well as other interventions.
 

Notes on Normcore

Normcore - return of the normal, with added exchange value

Written in a (normcore-appropriate) low fever, reading these notes over they seem mad enough to make some sense. A response to the great Tom Frank's analysis of normcore, and matters arising

 

Domino, no, no!

The Domino sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is  currently being torn down and replaced with massive condominiums.

As it happens, these fly-thru-friendly towers (pictured  above) uncannily resemble some absurd drawings for post-9/11 skyscrapers I made back when everyone was supposed to think the real threat of massive destruction was coming from Al-Qaida.

Liverpool's Docks, Dust and Dirt

While recycling is promoted as universally positive the material processes associated with recycling itself are potentially dangerous. Essays by Brian Ashton, Steve Tombs & David Whyte, together with an artwork by David Jacques, explore the dirty business of ‘regeneration’ on Liverpool’s dockside

 

Book Launch Luciana Parisi: 'Contagious Architecture. Computation, Aesthetics and Space' 

MIT Press, 2013

@ The Showroom

63 Penfold St London,

Greater London NW8 8PQ

1st November, 2013

6.30 pm drinks, 7-8.30pm panel

 

Trenton Oldfield threatened with deportation.

UPDATE. TRIBUNAL - THIS MONDAY 9 Dec 

https://www.facebook.com/events/562353533817807/ 

JOIN US IF YOU CAN | 09:15 | Taylor House | 88 Rosebery Ave | EC1R 4QU 

Trenton Oldfield – Anti Olympics, austerity protester and East End of London neighbor of Mute's faces deportation tribunal. Please sign and share this petition asking Theresa May to reconsider her decision.

Report from Taksim, Istanbul. Reflections and reenforcement after days of chaos and drama. Our reporters Reuben & Gielty take to the streets of Istanbul to find out more about the protestors and their supporters. Reposted from: http://rabble.ie/2013/06/04/fortress-taksim/

 

Wanderings of the Slave: Black life and Social Death

For the theorists of Afro-pessimism, black non-existence forms a negativity against which white liveliness and freedom defines itself positively. Surveying this theoretical tendency against a backdrop of post-crisis struggles, R.L. stresses the irreconcilable antagonism of both

 

Dusty Mariee is a live stream from the 19th floor of a tower in East London which responds to the Barbican's Dancing Around Duchamp exhibition

RIOTING WITH REASON: FROM ENGLAND TO SWEDEN AND BACK AGAIN

Why do English sociologists and politicians find riots so much more explicable when they happen overseas? Nina Power finds an international logic behind 'national' expressions of rage

 

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