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brutalism

Raw, naked and masculine

Achille Mbembe: brutalism

RACISM?: Before it was the Baroque that seduced Mbembe, now it is brutalism – used as an analytical breaking point to understand Africa and its relationship with Europe.

«The disciplinary community was born out of the great plague epidemics»

Achille Mbembe: brutalism

CONTROL: Today, millions of racialized bodies have been made redundant in relation to the metabolism of capital and are being written into a digitally mediated nexus of exclusion, control and destruction technologies. MODERN TIMES here goes into the topic via author Achille Mbembe in three articles.

Short film program about the Y-block and the vulnerability of architecture

: short Film Festival

ARCHITECTURE: Two films about the Y-block have, under the cover of the ongoing demolition, become both documentation of ideological fluctuations and mourning hymns over a lost time.

Y-block in infinity light

ARCHITECTURE: The state ministry building, the Y-block, has a reputation for being the ugliest building in Oslo. It has been hated for its brutalist aesthetics. But how much do we, or the state itself, really know about the construction and thinking behind the Y-block?

A future cast in concrete

: The hated concrete is about to be restored – both architecturally and sculpturally.