Tag Archives: Association

From the center to the fringes and back

Unknown Fields Division is a research group based at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. They organise trips to the remote extraction sites and their local environment. A series is published by the BBC.

The AA also published for 3 years a weekly paper called Fulcrum, on a ryzograph, which gave it a nice but also precious feel. It’s a simple sheet printed on both sides. The project is now over, but all the issues are available as (non-searchable) pdf scan.

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The formats for diffusion of the outputs of the research

Curatorial and cybermedia in an extended field; Reproductive, interactive practices

Genealogy : critical thinking, critical studies, critical theory (from EU to US back)

Materialist philosophy, praxis.

In critical theory the question about the means of diffusion are focused on the means of technical reproduction. (Benjamin : The author as producer…)

Vertov, Eisenstein. Diffusion on train. Agit prop.

Praxis means to question historical elements (facts, behaviours, situations) in the past and present.

(Cf Straub and Huillet, Trop tôt trop tard, film. Reading of the texts on poverty in the peasant condition in France by Engels. Precise title to follow)

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