Exposed at Laundromat

Exposed, an exhibition of photography and film, open Saturday, May 13 at Laundromat Art Space. The show features work by Rod Deal, Adler Guerrier, Carl Juste and Terence Price.

5900 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137

Forensic Architecture

Forensic Architecture (FA) is a research agency based at Goldsmiths, University of London, which is made up of a team of architects, scholars, filmmakers, designers, lawyers and scientists who gather and present spatial analysis in legal and political forums.

We undertake advanced architectural and media research in order to provide evidence for international prosecution teams, political organisations, NGOs, and the United Nations in various processes worldwide. Additionally, we undertake historical and theoretical examinations of the history and present status of forensic practices in articulating notions of public truth.

2011 Seminar.

Haitian Heritage

A speech act – Declare that you’re free and independent then you are free and independent, with caveats. In Miami, heritage is marked by, at least, a monument and a holiday.

Walter Benjamin

Projecting the Arcades: A Talk at the Jewish Museum Takes Up Walter Benjamin by Malaya Sadler, Artnews

Jens Hoffman talked with Boris Groys and Michael Taussig.

To Groys, The Arcades Project represents Benjamin’s effort as an inveterate flâneur to “combine vita activa and vita contemplativa in a new way. Movement and repetition become mediated and combined,” he said. The flâneur, at once dispassionate and highly sensitive, adopts a contemplative disposition and also mobilizes it.

Taussig noted that he might read The Arcades Project and its cultural criticisms as a movement toward awakening from the spell of the consumer mythos of 19th-century Paris—and maybe from the spell of history itself. Benjamin’s conception of history, said Taussig, is coupled with an awareness of technology and a resistance to using archetypes, or static concepts, to understand an ever-changing and permeable modern world.