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James Bridle
PL
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James Bridle is a writer and artist working across technologies and disciplines. Their artworks have been commissioned by galleries and institutions and exhibited worldwide and on the internet. Their writing on literature, culture and networks has appeared in magazines and newspapers including Wired, the Atlantic, the New Statesman, the Guardian, and the Observer. "New Dark Age", their book about technology, knowledge, and the end of the future, was published by Verso (UK & US) in 2018, and they wrote and presented "New Ways of Seeing" for BBC Radio 4 in 2019.
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Rainbow Plane 002 (2014), James Bridle.
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Prof Keller Easterling
PL
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Keller Easterling is an architect, writer and professor at Yale. Her most recent book, Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014), examines global infrastructure as a medium of polity. A recently published e-book essay titled Medium Design (Strelka Press, 2018) previews a forthcoming book of the same title. Medium Design inverts an emphasis on object and figure to prompt innovative thought about both spatial and non-spatial problems. Keller will be presenting her work and research to participants.
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Extrastatecraft (2016), Easterling, K. Published by Verso Books.
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Cooking Sections
PL
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Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe) is a duo of spatial practitioners based out of London. It was born to explore the systems that organise the WORLD through FOOD. Using installation, performance, mapping and video, their research-based practice explores the overlapping boundaries between visual arts, architecture, ecology and geopolitics. Since 2015, they are working on multiple iterations of the long-term site-specific CLIMAVORE project exploring how to eat as humans change climates. In 2016 they opened The Empire Remains Shop, a platform to critically speculate on implications of selling the remains of Empire today. Their first book about the project was published by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City.
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Offsetted (2019), Cooking Sections.
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Molly Gerlach
PL
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Molly is an Internal Communications coordinator on the Executive Committee of the Green Party of England and Wales, and the former Chair of LGBTIQA+ Greens. They also sit on the Global Greens LGBT+ Committee. They are working towards qualifying as a solicitor and take an interest in the impacts of legislation on sex worker safety. Molly was a founding member of Decrim Now, having contributed to the organisation of the 2018 Sex/Work strike, and now helps to oversee parliamentary lobbying strategy. They take a particular interest in the historical intersection of the sex worker and LGBTIQA+ community. They are a member of United Voices of the World and the former editor of Bright Green.
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Image credit: DECRIM NOW.
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Lawrence Abu Hamdan
PL
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Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s work focuses on sound and its intersection with human rights violations. Abu Hamdan has exhibited his work at the 58th Venice Biennale, the 11th Gwanju Biennale and the 13th and 14th Sharjah Biennial, Tate Modern Tanks,  Chisenhale Gallery,  among others. His works are part of collections at MoMA, Guggenheim, Van AbbeMuseum, Centre Pompidou and Tate Modern.  He jointly won the 2019 Turner Prize for his work based on interviews with former detainees at a Syrian prison.
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Earshot (2016), Lawrence Abu Hamdan.
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Art Quest
SF
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Artquest uses research about visual artists' working conditions, career barriers, and motivations to develop the professional information, advice and projects that they need. They help artists understand and engage with both the art world and the real world: from building networks, finding opportunities, earning money or getting exhibitions to understanding their legal rights, finding affordable accommodation or doing their tax.
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Image credit: Art Quest.
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Forensic Architecture
SF
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Turner prize nominated research collective, Forensic Architecture undertake historical and theoretical examinations of human rights abuses across the globe to attempt to shed light on obfuscated, hidden and unseen geopolitical events. FA have presented evidence in political and legal forums, truth commissions, courts, and human rights reports. A recent exhibition of their work at the ICA, London was nominated for the 2018 Turner Prize. FA will be presenting their work and offering an advisory role to participants during the length of the programme.
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Sea Watch vs the Libyan Coastguard (2018), Forensic Architecture & Forensic Oceanography.
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ASSEMBLE (Dr Jane Hall)
SF
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ASSEMBLE is a multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, design and art. Founded in 2010 to undertake a single self-built project, Assemble has since delivered a diverse and award-winning body of work, whilst retaining a democratic and co-operative working method that enables built, social and research-based work at a variety of scales, both making things and making things happen. ASSEMBLE are winners of the 2015 Turner Prize for their work with local residents in the Granby Four Streets project.
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Granby Four Streets (ongoing), ASSEMBLE.
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Jack Self
SF
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Jack is the Director and Editor-In-Chief of the REAL foundation and review - an outlet for radical new contemporary thought. He was previously the contributing Editor for the Architectural Review and Editor-at-Large for 032c. In addition to numerous self publications, his work has been exhibited at the Maxxi, Rome, the Tate Britain, London, the ICA, London and the Design Museum, London, and has been published in The Guardian, eflux-journal, 032c, the BBC, Frieze, CNN among others. In 2016 Jack curated the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Jack will be presenting his research as well as participating on the programme’s financial sustainability series.
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The REAL Review Issues 1-4.
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Dr John Walter
SF
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John Walter is a British artist whose practice incorporates a diverse range of media including painting, moving images, installation and curation. His works are often characterised by maximalist vivid colour and pattern, and notable projects by the artist include Alien Sex Club which explored the relationship between visual culture and HIV.
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Alien Sex Club (2018), John Walter.
SOS_21 Course
Lecture Series
SOS_21 Course
1
02-09-21
James Bridle
2
16-09-21
Keller Easterling
3
07-10-21
Cooking Sections
4
21-10-21
Molly Gerlach (DECRIM NOW)
5
Date TBC
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
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For our inaugural Sustainable Finance Lecture series, we have invited a stellar line up of successful critical, socially and politically active artists / designers to demystify the financial tools and structures that they have utilised to get their practice off the ground. In this unique series, the SOS_21 cohort will gain a nuanced understanding of the fiscal foundations of each practice, to apply to their own individual practice post-SOS. 
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Please note, this lecture series will only be available to successful SOS_21 applicants.
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07-08-21
Art Quest
7
23-09-21
Forensic Architecture
8
30-09-21
ASSEMBLE (Jane Hall)
9
14-10-21
Jack Self
10
Date TBC
John Walter
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Deadline: 28 May