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re-cognitions | Centre for Research Architecture


From June 19-25 the MA Research Architecture programme will be putting on their end of year exhibition at the Centre for Research Architecture.

Featuring the work of Yasmine Abboud, Olympia Anesti, Nick Axel, Jacob Burns, Jesse Connuck, Rodrigo Delso Gutierrez, Yi-Hui Lin, Frank Mandell, Basima Sisemore, and Alan Yates.

The event of recognition in many ways is an acknowledgement of the legitimacy of a particular legal entity. As a precondition, recognition is also detection, identification. Lastly, the “re-” of recognition points to an act of translation by which things are thought differently.

This exhibition starts from these premises of recognition to unearth some of the conflicting sets of circumstances, decisions, controls and landscapes of the world we live in. The work presented seeks not to examine a common sense of spatial and political destabilization, but rather to initiate an engagement and re-evaluation, a recognition and re-cognition, with contemporary spatial politics.

"Home is a 3-year shelf stable pizza" by Jesse Connuck.

“Home is a 3-year shelf stable pizza” by Jesse Connuck.

"Grounding Deregulation" by Nick Axel

“Grounding Deregulation” by Nick Axel

By recognizing, we:
- Present Beirut’s contested history through the city’s structural rolling blackouts. Explore Thessaloniki’s social and architectural interface with the Roma.
- Expose the legal geography of industrial deregulation in the United States.
- Meditate on the effectivity of violence and the digital mediation of “terrorism.”
- Reflect on the relation between the home and war through military food rations.
- Frame in-vitro fertilization as a Palestinian movement of political resistance.
- Challenge the legitimacy of civil engineering metrics as a perceptive device
- Render the distinction between life and the circus unrecognizable.
- Reveal shifting axes of identity in facial recognition technology and Syrian militia defections.
- Use time variables to turn the infrastructure of urban environments over to its inhabitants.

/// Exhibition details:
Centre for Research Architecture
MA Research Architecture 2013-2014 Exhibition

19-25 June. 10am-6pm daily

Richard Hoggard Building (RHB) 312
New Cross, London
SE14 6NW

/// Header image: Jacob Burns: “‘Everyone Can See the Fate of Spies”
/// You can follow all the projects and more info on re-cognitions FB event

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