The full issue of TESTING-GOUND is available online and in bookshops in London. excerpt from: Wall, Ed, and Alex Malaescu. “Editorial.” Testing Ground, no. 2 (2019). “What resides on the other side can cause fear, concern, intrigue, delight and fascination. Neighbouring and distant lands are destinations to visit, invade, occupy and separate ourselves from. Many national borders are marked
Haendeler, Jens, Alex Ioannou, and Anushka Athique. “Weaponised Landscapes: Mapping the Calais ‘Jungle.’” Edited by Ed Wall and Alex Malaescu. Testing Ground, no. 2 (2019): 16–23. [download full article as pdf] This article traces the socio-spatial transformation of the landscape in which the Calais ‘Jungle’ sat. Through mapping the endo- and exogenic forces that shaped the
JOURNAL Jens Haendeler and Alex Ioannou have been guest editors and contributors of the forthcoming TESTING-GROUND journal issue 02: Other Sides. The second issue of TESTING-GROUND journal will be launched on Thursday 27 June at the University of Greenwich as part of the London Festival of Architecture. To find out more details about the event follow the link
To the north, the Kyrenia mountain range rises behind Lefkosia, as if a mass of cloud will soon envelop the capital. However, there is a lonely, slightly precarious, object in its path. 360 Nicosia – soon to be Lefkosia’s tallest building. Standing proud, it boasts 34 large floors and unobstructed views of Cyprus’s mountain ranges
* Interventi pedagogici e di ‘decolonalizzazione’ a Palermo, Sicilia * * Pedagogical and de-colonial interventions in Palermo, Sicily * download public programme (EN/ IT) EN: Building on the fruitful experience of the 2018 Manifesta12 5x5x5, scholars, students, legal theorists, community activists, filmmakers, artists and other practitioners are gathering in Palermo to discuss and lay the grounds for
In a podcast with Leopold Lambert, Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos talked about the idea that the law is always present in a space to a matter of degree. “There are some environments where the law is absolutely thick, the presence of the law is so dense,like the court room as you probably know… In English courts you
Today, if you type ‘Marble Arch’ into your search bar, you will see a different story being projected on your screen. The island upon where the grand structure was placed is now ‘basecamp’ for Extinction Rebellion. There are at least three narratives that are converging at Marble Arch: the nationalist, the neoliberal and the rebellion.
Open lecture series April 2019 with international scholars, film-makers, architects and artists.
Today’s call for the occupation of major junctions and public spaces in London (and around the world) saw protesters flood the streets. The possibility was opened, the crack was made, for individuals to make history – to allow for a new category of public space to emerge: a category that describes public space not as
This student exhibition 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