DIGITAL RUBBISH

                                                  – Charles Weak One of the primary operations of the internet is the collection and storage of data. This frequently happens passively through data mining functions, like cookies, which collect […]

Read more

LEONARA CARRINGTON MUSEUM

Art, Architecture and Surveillance   – Juan Cantu   The Leonora Carrington Museum1 is located within the Centro de las Artes Centenario 2 (Centenary Arts Center) in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. It is the first space dedicated to the work of the British-born Mexican surrealist artist and holds a wide range of her work, reflecting […]

Read more

VIEW FROM THE PANOPTICON

– William Betts We live in a society where there is a continuing erosion of privacy. We move through spaces with the illusion that our most private conversations, most intimate contacts and actions are private. The ubiquity of surveillance and photography makes us an unwitting actor in thousands and thousands of CCTV videos and holiday […]

Read more

Plastic Power

Chambers of Transition – Olufolajimi Akinboboye The politics of power cuts across many fields in its quest to achieve its objectives. Among these fields, architecture plays a pivotal role, due to its physical presence and infrastructure to hold basic operational functions. The physical form lends a degree of permanence that can be integrated in the […]

Read more

Ubiquitous Object Invisible Object

– Adrian Fernandez In this current situation of extreme isolation, access to the essentials of life have become increasingly limited. In their place, alternatives, often virtual, have proliferated, designed to replicate and simulate these essentials. One such example is Google Arts and Culture, the omniscient search provider’s Street View-style virtualization of museums and other cultural […]

Read more

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

  – Menno Aden Through challenging camera angles Menno Aden abstracts most familiar actual living environments and public interiors into “flattened two-dimensional scale models. A camera that the artist installed on the ceiling of various rooms takes pictures downwards of the interiors. The resulting images lay out space in symmetrical compositions that look like assemblages […]

Read more

POLICE BRUTALITY AT THE BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS

Forensic Architecture The ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests that have swept the US since May 2020, in the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans, constitute one of the largest uprisings against systemic racism in policing in the US in a generation.  But this popular movement has itself been met […]

Read more

Observers

– Julian Palacz custom software, camera, 2-channel video projection, 2018 Observers is an interactive video installation that deals with privacy and surveillance. Using a camera and a facial recognition software, the visitors become part of the work. The visitors look into the faces, and at the same time the observing gaze of these faces, and […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more