Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Commodification of Moments

Reflections on the appropriation of intimacy, affectivity, of moments as commodity, from a friend of Autonomies, danny champion …

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The plunder of tourism: Lisbon

There are eyes everywhere. No blind spot left. What shall we dream of when everything becomes visible? We’ll dream of being blind. Paul Virilio Mass urban tourism condemns a city to branding, a product to be consumed, a spectacle to … Continue reading

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Fidel Castro and the fetishism of power

Talking to us of homeland and freedom is a waste of time unless they start by guaranteeing our independence as individuals; we are not about to redeem the homeland while we are all left slaves. The measure of the homeland’s … Continue reading

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Standing with Standing Rock

“State security services in North Dakota have used tear gas and water hoses against hundreds of activists protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Protesters also reported being hit with rubber bullets and percussion grenades on a bridge just north of … Continue reading

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Orhan Pamuk: “Why didn’t I become an architect?”

(All photographs by Ara Güler) As a sort of envoi  for our series “Struggles for space“, we share below a short but rich reflection on the impossibility of architecture, by the turkish writer Orhan Pamuk; an envoi which could just … Continue reading

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President Trump: Countdown to Apocalypse – From Crimethinc

After the Trump election, from CrimethInc …

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For Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

I heard of a man who says words so beautifully that if he only speaks their name women give themselves to him. If I am dumb beside your body while silence blossoms like tumors on our lips. it is because … Continue reading

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Struggles for space: Hijacking spaces of authority (6)

To momentarily conclude our series dedicated to struggles for space, we close with the work of the anarchitecture collective, Space Hijackers.  A London based group, active between 1999 and 2014, it sought to sabotage architectural hierarchies of built space.  The … Continue reading

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Struggles for space: Profaning architectural practice (5)

For our series, Struggles for space, we share below an essay entitled Playing in Space: Profaning Architectural Practice by a friend who has formerly published with Autonomies, Carlos Jacques.  The essay originally appeared in Philosophy@Lisbon: International eJournal: Centro de Filosofia da … Continue reading

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Against labour, labour capital: The right to be lazy

We close our review of anti-work and anti-capitalist literature with Paul Lafargue’s essay, The right to be lazy.  With no intent to be exhaustive, and in no way considering that all has been said about the subject, the exercise was … Continue reading

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