"There is tenderness only in the coarsest demand: that no-one shall go hungry any more" – Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia (1974: 156)
A couple of months ago I was asked to give a talk at Iniva in London as part of the Whose Map is it? exhibition. The exhibition focused on the way in which maps have come to inform contemporary artistic practice. I was asked to speak on research that I’ve been conducting on the historical geography of squatting in Berlin (I suppose one could argue that squatting promoted an alternative ‘cartography’ of the city). I spoke alongside Paul Goodwin who gave a fascinating talk on informal urbanisms in Lisbon (part of the Under Construction project).
For my sins, I’ve been youtubed:
And the rest of the talk: