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Category Archives: Power & resistance

Academic space and culture

I recently learned of University of Chicago PhD student Eli Thorkelson’s blog, Decasia: Critique of Academic Culture and it is wonderful to read.
Eli’s PhD project comprises an anthropological analysis of university culture, and he’s also looking at the socialisation of graduate students. I remember being told as a Master’s student that it was not [...]

Journal of Aesthetics & Protest

Issue 6 of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest documents the work of artists deeply engaged with communities, labour and rights struggles.  It has some noteworthy articles ranging from Daniel Tucker and Nato Thompson on a community documentation project which records town hall  meetings on urban and regional art strategies,  in this issue focusing on [...]

Photos of the detention facilities at Guantánamo Bay

Scenes from Guantánamo Bay

An arrow in the recreation yard at Camp Delta, Naval Station Guantánamo Bay, Cuba points the direction to Mecca, the Islamic holy city, so the detainees know which way to face if the call to prayer sounds while they are outside. Every cell and recreation yard has similar arrows. Photo taken in [...]

Politics, invisibilities and mobilities

Autonomous Geographies
A two year action research project run jointly by geographers at the University of Leeds and the University of Leicester. We use the term autonomous geographies to define ‘…those spaces where there is a desire to constitute non-capitalist, collective forms of politics, identity and citizenship, which are created through a combination of resistance and [...]

Border-Crossing: Passage Oublié

Passage Oublié is an interactive touchscreen artwork about extraordinary renditions, installed at Pearson Airport, Toronto.
 

“What else do we lose when we make people disappear? Passage Oublié is an interactive artwork allowing the public to send messages to a touchscreen kiosk located in Pearson’s International Airport. Messages received are animated along flight trajectories on a map [...]