December 2-5 2014
During this week the Centre for Research Architecture has organised a series of events (lecture, workshop, MA/PhD seminar) that brings together a wide range of practitioners who are working with new digital tools and methods to analyse and investigate political violence using images captured from at a distance (i.e. aerial photography, earth observation satellites, drone video streams, geo-locational mapping/tagging with Google Earth). How can we work with such technologies to expose, monitor, and investigate human rights violations and contemporary conflicts? What are the new legal and theoretical challenges that imaging at a distance creates? In addition to these programmed events students will have an opportunity to bring specific questions and research materials forward in order to help shape the discussion.
1. The Neoliberal Condition and its predecessors: Redemption, Fulfillment, Appreciation
2. Improve Your Credit: What Human Capital Wants
3. The Journey to Self-Esteem: How Human Capital Blossoms
4. Thank You for Sharing: The Social Life of Human Capital
5. When Human Capital Rebels: The Case for Embracing Our Neoliberal Condition
6. Investee Activism: Another Speculation is Possible
i) Wednesday November 20 Inaugural Lecture by Michel Feher
NAB LG01, 6-8pm
The Neoliberal Condition and its predecessors: Redemption, Fulfillment, Appreciation. This is the first in a series of six lectures to be presented by Michel Feher at Goldsmiths for the years 2013-2015. This new Visual Cultures initiative is organized around the concept of Operative Thought and how the Political Practice of Ideas takes shape.
To be involved in politics without aspiring to govern, governed by the best leaders, or abolish the institutions of government: such are the constraints that delineate the field of nongovernmental politics.
Current conflicts over territory and resources bring to the fore the importance of spatial and material evidence to the resolution of legal and political disputes. The seminar Devils Advocate in CRA sets out to interrogate such presentation of evidence in diverse and often contradictory political and legal forums. Its goal is to think the articulation of expert evidence and documentation with legal advocacy, towards a pragmatics of intervention through law, while at the same time questioning the limits of law itself as a political tool.
Centre for Research Architecture
March 5 2013 2-4 pm
This talk will explore how Clark represents the experience of control and detention in the hidden prisons of the War on Terror.
Focussing on his books 'Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out' and 'Control Order House' he will discuss how he combines photography of architecture, space and objects with found material, to evoke wider ideas of shared experience and humanity.