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Ongoing podcast series from philosophy publisher Urbanomic.

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PublisherUrbanomic2016
François J. Bonnet talks about The Order of Sounds: A Sonorous Archipelago, his book on the philosophy of sound and listening, explaining the motivation behind its examination of modes of listening and its mapping of plural sonic ontologies, and expanding on some of the concepts he introduces in order to take account of the ‘schizological’ nature of sound. The podcast concludes with an exclusive track by Bonnet’s alter-ego Kassel Jaeger. Music used in this podcast: Kassel Jaeger, ‘Campo Del Cielo’, from Deltas (Editions Mego). Bernard Parmegiani, ‘Des mots et des sons’, from L’Oeuvre Musicale (INA-GRM). Robin Mackay, Field Recording from St Agnes beach, 12 May 2016 0930. TLAOTLON, ‘The Co-Domain’, from Natural ...

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PublisherUrbanomic2015
In this episode of Urbanomic’s Yarncast series, Urbanomic director Robin Mackay and artist Paul Chaney talk about the ideas behind the project and some of the background to their work. Recorded at Bergen Academy of Art and Design.

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PublisherUrbanomic2015
In this episode of Urbanomic’s Yarncast series, architect and theorist Eyal Weizman discusses his Forensic Architecture project (forensic-architecture.org), and explains why the defence of victims of state violence demands a counterforensics that introduces new types of evidence, new modes of intervention, and operates outside the courtroom, generating new public forums.

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PublisherUrbanomic2015
In this episode of Urbanomic’s Yarncast series, creative consultant Allison Evans tells us about her work developing and preparing visual presentations for the courtroom, transforming facts into a compelling plot that will bring the jury on side.

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PublisherUrbanomic2015
In this episode of Urbanomic’s Yarncast series, artist Amanda Beech discusses the compelling power of crime fiction, TV shows and movies, the materiality of language and image, and how her video work interrogates the subject-positions and theories of knowledge and power embedded in these popular narratives.

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PublisherUrbanomic2015
In this episode of Urbanomic’s Yarncast series, Norwegian crime writer Gunnar Staalesen, creator of the private detective Varg Veum, discusses his career, how plots are constructed, and the influence of Norway, especially his hometown of Bergen, on his brand of ‘nordic noir.’ With readings by Staalesen from the English-language translations of his Varg Veum novels.

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PublisherUrbanomic2015
In this episode of Urbanomic’s Yarncast series, strategist Benedict Singleton discusses the longstanding suspicion of design as a practice of illicit manipulation, the concept of the trap, and the difference between plots and plans.

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PublisherUrbanomic2015
In this episode of Urbanomic’s Yarncast series, Professor Henry Turner, author of The English Renaissance Stage: Geometry, Poetics, and the Practical Spatial Arts 1580-1630, discusses how the modern concept of ‘plot’ emerged during the early modern era in the theatre, where playwrights such as Ben Jonson and Thomas Dekker inhabited an artisanal milieu galvanized by the popular diffusion of practical geometry.

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PublisherThe Funambulist2017
This conversation with Mehammed Amadeus Mack is centered on his book Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture (Fordham University Press, 2017). In it, we discuss two types of injunctions. The first one is addressed to queer Arabs and Banlieusards; it is produced by homonormativity that imagines limited modes of being queer centered around the act of coming out and the centralized urban territoriality it ensues, in opposition of clandestine and peripheral praxis of homosexuality. The second injunction we discuss is a (homo)nationalist European one that consider Muslim queers to be in necessary conflict with their communities while setting the ...

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Episode 6: Visceral Thinking Sonia Fernández Pan in conversation with artist Siegmar Zacharias about co-authorship with non-humans, the function of the audience and the production of affective and experiential knowledge. Promise No Promises is a podcasts series produced by the Women’s Center for Excellence, a research project between the Art Institute and the Instituto Susch—a joint venture with Grażyna Kulczyk and Art Stations Foundation CH. The Women’s Center for Excellence is conceived as a think tank tasked to assess, develop, and propose new social languages and methods to understand the role of women in the arts, culture, science, and technology, as well as in ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2015
This conversation with Maryam Monalisa Gharavi can be divided into three chapters, all corresponding to one physical aspects of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank in relation to Palestinian bodies. We begins with the physicality of the wall and compare its securitarian spectacularity with the ones built at the edges of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas in the last decade. We then address the question of the ground and its ability to shake our convictions when no longer providing the resistance to the entropy named gravity, like during the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. Finally, we talk about the colonized atmosphere on the ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2015
This conversation with Banu Bargu is centered around the concept of “weaponization of life” that she coins in her book, Starve and Immolate. In it, she describes political self-destructive practices as political practice, in particular in the context of the leftist prisoners’ fast death struggle in the 2000s Turkey. We associate to these practices the concept of human shield to which she also dedicated a research. Through these various forms of voluntary incarnated precariousness, we discuss the spectacularization of the action, the economy of life implied by it, as well as the mode of biopolitical sovereignty against which it is deployed. Banu Bargu is associate professor ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
The multiplicity of mediums used by Erin Manning to address the Spinozist question of “what can a body do” certainly influences this conversation and its “start from the middle,” a Deleuzian notion of which she is particularly fond. Through fashion design, literature, dance and philosophy, we repeatedly explores how little we know of the body. This ignorance is however balanced by our certitude that all design/politics that consider the body in a normative manner rather than in its singularity will indubitably hurt it rather than work with it. Erin Manning holds a University Research Chair in Relational Art and Philosophy in ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
In this conversation, Mahmoud Keshavarz and I talk about our common interest for the way the designed environment (in particular objects) unfolds a violence to the bodies that it hosts, as well as the potential political actions that can be undertook through design. Mahmoud’s work being particularly focused on the facilitated or obstructed fluxes of migration, we discuss at length the politics of objects that regulate them, the passport in particular, but also the charter flight that implements the expulsion of a body from a given territory. We speak of the regime of invisibility of the violence in which the ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2013
This conversation I had with Michael Badu, evolves around his architectural practice that mostly consists in the design of mosques in Europe. We talk about his “funambulism,” trying to find his ethical equilibrium between the recurrent ostracism facing a practicing Muslim in Western societies — although Michael does not talk too much about it — and the conservatism of some of his religious clients. But this conversation happens to be primarily an architectural one, where we wonder about the architect’s dilemma about what can be accepted as a commission and for which reason. Similarly to essential questions, this one cannot ...

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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
The title of this conversation with Francisco Díaz recorded in Santiago is the one he chose for the conference/book he co-organized/edited. The provocative question Who Cares for Chilean Cities? attempts to address the paradox of a high-quality of private architecture that does not contribute to the design of the country’s cities. Throughout this conversation, Francisco introduces the politics of space at work in Chilean cities, in particular in the capital city, Santiago. Spatial segregation between the upper social classes and the lower ones is manifest between the Western and Eastern parts of the city. We talk about urban interventions that provided an interesting debate ...

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PublisherInduction Burners2017
Artist podcast with Anna Rosen and Sebastian Black.

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PublisherXX|LA2018
This episode is a live recording of a panel discussion, featuring Association for Women in Architecture and Design (AWA+D) members Lise Bornstein of KFA, Wena Dows of Wena Dows Designs, Marisa Kurtzman of Frederick Fisher and Partners, Brenda Levin of Levin & Associates Architects, Kate Diamond of HDR, and Nina Briggs of The Fabric, moderated by XX|LA host Audrey Sato. It was recorded on Sept. 30 at WUHO, which is Woodbury University’s Gallery space right on Hollywood Boulevard. Our event was held in conjunction with Architexx’s exhibit, “Now What: Advocacy, Activism and Alliances in American Architecture since 1968”.

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