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Germane Barnes: “The Agency of Architecture”

Architect and urban designer Germane Barnes explores the role of the architect and architecture in today’s intersectional environment. Barnes recounts his experiences growing up on the west side of Chicago, his formative education, and work within the city of Opa-locka, and asks: “Can the architect, once singularly viewed as the… Read More

Germane Barnes: “We’re here. Acknowledge Us.”

What is the role of the architect and architecture in today’s intersectional environment? Can the architect, once singularly viewed as the master builder, be held responsible for non-inclusive spaces? Read More

Simon Denny: “Technology and the Disruption of Governance”

As part of the Art + Research Center’s pilot semester, “New Social Abstractions,” artist Simon Denny delivers a public lecture on technology and governance at ICA Miami. Read More

Luciana Parisi: “Instrumentality or the Origin of Techno-logic”

As part of the Art + Research Center’s Spring 2017 Semester, “New Social Abstractions,” Luciana Parisi, co-director of the Digital Culture Unit at Goldsmiths University of London, delivers a new public lecture, “Instrumentality or the origin of techno-logic,” at ICA Miami. Read More

Sven Lütticken: “Producing Facts: Notes on the Politics of Concrete Abstraction”

Arts theorist Sven Lütticken explores the cultural, social, economic, and technological conditions that produce “alternative facts.” From Lütticken: “As fake news and ‘alternative facts’ triumph, the complexity of facticity is denied. However, ritualistic ‘fact checking’ is in itself not a solution as the performativity of social media goes into overdrive. Read More