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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The wall’s response to fear

                                                  – Enshen Wang Exploring the strata in a city, shows how certain layers such as fear and exclusion- usually intangible, can take on physical form. I was first interested in […]

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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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