FORENSIC, SPACE and LAW

The course offers theoretical and practical reflections on the relations between the study of the space of architecture/built environments within the area of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights (HR). It deals with the evidentiary and epistemological role of architecture as an instrument to investigate legal controversies within their distinct spatial dimensions. In an

SECURITY AND THE LONDON URBAN LANDSCAPE: Militarising Everyday Life

PRESENTATION  27.03.2017 – Presentation at the University of Westminster: International Relations and Politics This Monday Alex Ioannou and Jens Haendeler had the chance to present some of their fieldwork to students of international relations and politics at the University of Westminster as part of a course coordinated by Dr. Elisabetta Brighi. The workshop featured of a

CALAIS: Flooding as Spatial Control

In January 2016 the Eurotunnel group decided to flood the landscape surrounding the Eurotunnel tracks and check-in facilities. Since the group owns the ditches, drains and their vortex control valves they decided to intentionally shut those in order to accumulate water surrounding the terminal. The above Landsat 8 images, published by NASA and manipulated by

CALAIS: Landscapes of Expulsion

Last week I returned to the dunes east of Calais that were once the site for one of Europe’s largest informal migrant camps. What was once filled with tents and makeshift houses has been evicted in late 2016 following a cycle of partial eviction, police violence and oppression through weaponised architectural interventions and a strategy

TESTING-GROUND: Journal of Landscapes, Cities and Territories

Jens Haendeler and Alex Ioannou will be guest editors of the forthcoming TESTING-GROUND journal issue no. 2: OTHER SIDES. TESTING-GROUND: journal of landscapes, cities and territories, published at the University of Greenwich, is open for contributions for its second issue, Other Sides. What resides on the other side can cause fear, concern, intrigue, delight and fascination. Neighbouring and

FORTRESS EUROPE

The above [work-in-progress] map of Fortress Europe takes into account all spatial borders surrounding fortress Europe; including fences, walls, policed roads, the militarised mediterranean sea and the architecture of the institutionalised camp itself. We will update it but wanted to share this draft with you at this stage. Fortress Europe Map by pnevma is licensed under a Creative

WEAPONISED LANDSCAPE SEMINAR

PRESENTATION  Jens Haendeler and Alex Ioannou presented their work-in-progress maps and analysis of weaponised landscapes at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster last week, inviting architects, landscape architects and students in politics and international relations to debate the ongoing militarisation of Europe’s ubiquitous borders, both at the border and