CLOSED CIRCUIT

Marcelo Schellini Closed-circuit is a visual research on the ubiquity of CCTV cameras in landscapes. Thousands of surveillance devices are displayed, strategically recording daily activities continuously. However, contrary to the bystander – impartial CCTV camera imagery – the present essay is a statement about the condition of being observed and simultaneously being an observer. I […]

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DETENTION CENTER

– Albert Orozco & Edward Rivero Architectural enclosures designed to limit the mobility, freedom, and dreams of people of color are manifest in prison structures that hold Black, Indigenous, and other people of color captive. This project details the inner landscape of the concentration camps that hold migrant children and their guardians in caged environments […]

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THE PEOPLE’S CONTROL ROOM

Olasumbo Olaniyi The Peoples Control Room: Disrupting the Digital Panopticon takes on surveillance in the city of Johannesburg from an architectural lens to curate a multiplicity of installations that speculate and catalyze a disruption in the existing power imbalance in order to ensure democratization amongst all players of its volatile ecosystem. (A Masters’ Thesis Project […]

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FOLLOWER

Burçak Bingöl 20 site-specific ceramic sculptures installed around Beyoğlu district in Istanbul produced for15th Istanbul Biennial “a good neighbor” Curated by Elmgreen & Dragset September16th – November12th, 2017 New editions of Follower for the 15th Istanbul Biennial a good neighbor, revisit the ever-changing streets of Istanbul where it was inspired from in the beginning. This […]

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The Net Blvd

Dana Barale Burdman The Net Blvd examines a collection of situations that happen in the digital era. These situations imply that cultural production happens on digital platforms, structuring our collective memory. In these platforms that go beyond physical limits, intangible contents suggest a new form of production and transmission of culture.  Led by digital networks […]

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ISSUE 2 / I SEE YOU

Cover page courtesy of Burçak Bingöl Welcome to our second issue, I SEE YOU. This issue investigates the diverse forms in which surveillance transpires around us in the physical and virtual dimension. It is an examination of how the built environment absorbs transformations of the individual and the collective by looking at new paradigms of […]

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THE FALL OF THE FLIGHT

Rimshi Agrawal Designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, urban planner Lucio Costa, and landscape architect Burle Marx, the city was built in three years between 1957 and 1960. A city rose in the middle of Brazil’s empty central plateau at a furious pace by the efforts of an army of workers rendering the vision of these […]

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ORDERED CHAOS

Apoorva Khanolkar This mixed-use proposal tackles one block in a master plan for a new city outside Brasilia. It investigates the agency of the architect in the planning process, particularly in the context of tabula-rasa urbanism. The context becomes especially critical, given that the site finds itself against the backdrop of the tremendously controversial urban […]

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CINEMA NOVO

Buket Hamarat Cinema Novo stands for “New Cinema” in Portuguese. It reflects the ample and aggravating emotions of political and social events that take place in Latin America. It reflects the realm of reality in an enraged yet aesthetic manner. The increasing political attitude in Latin American cinema in the 1960s was enduring and more […]

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