Friction Atlas

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We’re big fan of atlas, and we’re very interested in investigating its potential as a communicative tool as well as in testing its possibilities and consequences for the real world.
So, here a nice and smart way to conceive and represent a kind of atlas, Friction Atlas, a project by our friends Paolo Patelli and Giuditta Vendrame:
“Friction Atlas addresses the issue of legibility of public space, its programs, and the laws that regulate its uses. […] Friction Atlas aims to make regulations – that are always implicitly present in any public space – explicit and visible, through graphical devices.”

Here a nice interview by We Make Money Not Art

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Gramsci on the wall of The Bronx

Massimo Vincenzi, on Repubblica.it, talks about Gramsci Monument, a public installation-work of art realized in The Bronx by Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn. The monument, which will be inaugurated today, is the fourth of a series of artistic interventions taking place in public spaces—the other three being a monument dedicated to Spinoza in Amsterdam, one to Deleuze in Avignon and one to Bataille in Kassell. Read More

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Lethal Theory

The thin red line running between urban practices, the space and its representations: theorist and architect Eyal Weizman examines how the Israeli army makes use of philosophical and architectonic theories in order to apply new military strategies to the urban context.

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Nakatomi Space

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Starting from the Die Hard movie as an architectonic premise, thefts, lock-pickings and robberies represented and narrated by 20th century’s movies open a new approach to the city, to its uses, its imaginaries. In an article by BLDG BLOG

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