TQ Chāt | # 18

Sep 2014

"All Facts Have Been Changed to Protect the Ignorant" by Senam Okudzeto, 2001-2006. Acrylic ink on silver wash rice, 26 x 20 cm.

“All Facts Have Been Changed to Protect the Ignorant” by Senam Okudzeto, 2001-2006. Acrylic ink on silver wash rice, 26 x 20 cm.

  • Laura U. Marks: Information, secrets, and enigmas: an enfolding-unfolding aesthetics for cinema. [x]
  • Susan Sontag: Fascinating Fascism. [x]
  • James Baldwin: “The American Dream is at the expense of the American Negro.” [x]
  • Malcolm X: Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. [x]
  • Willie Osterweil: In defense of looting. [x]
  • Juhani Pallasmaa: The Eyes of Skin – Architecture and the Senses. [x]
  • Bertolt Brecht: The Good Person of Szechwan. [x]
  • Saadia Mirza: The exchange between landscape infrastructure and the human dweller. [x]
  • Majed Akhter: Pakistani state developmentalism, the Cold War and the decolonization of Asia and Africa. [x]

Last but not the least, on the subject of agency:

  • Talal Asad interviewed by Saba Mahmood: “Agency has become a catch word. In a way, this intoxication with ‘agency’ is the product of liberal individualism. The ability of individuals to fashion themselves, to change their live, is given ideological priority over the relation within which they themselves are actually formed, situated, and sustained.” [x]

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