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SCAPEGOAT: Architecture | Landscape | Political Economy is an independent, not-for-profit, bi-annual journal designed to create a context for research and development regarding design practice, historical investigation, and theoretical inquiry.

As a mytheme, the figure of the scapegoat carries the burden of the city and its sins. Walking in exile, the scapegoat was once freed from the constraints of civilization. Today, with no land left unmapped, and with processes of urbanization central to political economic struggles, SCAPEGOAT is exiled within the reality of global capital. The journal examines the relationship between capitalism and the built environment, confronting the coercive and violent organization of space, the exploitation of labour and resources, and the unequal distribution of environmental risks and benefits. Throughout our investigation of design and its promises, we return to the politics of making as a politics to be constructed.


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06: Mexico DF/NAFTA

Eduardo ABAROA

Carolina ALBA and Javier TOSCANO

Paola AGUIRRE

Livia CORONA BENJAMIN

Pilar CALVEIRO

Sarah COWLES and Alan SMART

Raymond B. CRAIB

Yutsil CRUZ and Alfonso HERNANDEZ

Diane E. DAVIS

Carolyn DEUSCHLE and Lauren ELACHI

Irmgard EMMELHAINZ

Layla EMMELHAINZ

Rodrigo ESCANDON CESARMAN, José Esparza CHONG CUY, Guillermo GONZALEZ CEBALLOS, and Tania OSORIO HARP

Daniela GIL ESTEVA

Silvia GRUNER

Isadora HASTINGS and Gerson HUERTA GARCIA

Carla HERRERA-PRATS

Dawn HOOGEVEEN

Gustavo LIPKAU and Fabiola TORRES PACHECO

Lara NIELSON

Sergey PIGACH

Silvia RIBEIRO

Ivonne SANTOYO-OROZCO

Will STRAW

Sayak VALENCIA

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05: Excess

Editorial Note and Table of Contents

Prachi KAMDAR, Political Typography Manifesto

Stuart KENDALL, Toward General Economy

Georges BATAILLE, The Economy Equal to the Universe, translated by Stuart KENDALL

Martti KALLIALA, Diagrams, Comfort, and the General Economy

Jean BAUDRILLARD, When Bataille Attacked the Metaphysical Principle of the Economy, translated by Stuart KENDALL

ÉPOPÉE, “Nous la forêt”— An Interview on the Québec Student Uprising

Sam LEACH, From the Dataset of the Multiverse

Diana BERESFORD-KROEGER in Conversation with Kika THORNE, Quantum Violin

Lisa HIRMER, The Spit

Natasha GINWALA and Vivian ZIHERL, Landings: On Sounding the Earth

Vicki DASILVA, Three Works

Erin SCHNEIDER, Terra Vivos, or, the Reinforced Luxury of Post-apocalyptic Dwelling

Danielle MCDONOUGH, Nitrogen, Addiction, and the Unlikely Relatively of Explosions

Filipe MAGALHÃES and Ana Luisa SOARES (Fala Atelier), The Future That Never Happened

Thomas PROVOST, In Infinity, Eternity Performs

Eyal WEIZMAN in Conversation with Heather DAVIS, Proportionality, Violence & the Economy of Calculations, with Dronestagram excerpts by James BRIDLE

Ariella AZOULAY, Architecture of Destruction, Dispossession & Appropriation

Amanda DE LISIO, Event Urbanism and the Politics of Enthusiasm, with photography by Jon PACK and Gary HUSTWIT (Olympic City Project)

Abidin KUSNO in Conversation with Meredith MILLER & Etienne TURPIN, Urban Temporalities: Jakarta after the New Order, with photography by David HUTAMA

Jennifer JACQUET, Shame Totem 2.0/2.1

Srimoyee MITRA, On Border Cultures

Jeffrey MONAGHAN & Kevin WALBY, New Camelot: The Unbearable Lightness of Canada’s Twenty-First-Century Security Architecture

A Cooperation between HEBBEL AM UFER & RAUMLABORBERLIN, The World is Not Fair: The Great World’s Fair 2012

John Paul RICCO, Drool: Liquid Fore-speech of the Fore-scene, with images by pHgH

Anna-Sophie SPRINGER, The Museum as Archipelago

An Interview with Sylvère LOTRINGER, Extrapolations on Deleuze, Groups, and Power

Stanisław LEM, Less Predictable Realities, translated by Joanna ZYLINSKA

A Correspondence Between Rick PRELINGER and Sara DEAN, Considered Non-completion

Justin LANGLOIS and Hiba ABDALLAH, On Fields of Practice that Make the World

Keith PEIFFER, Mass Intimacy: Design by and for Dividuals

A Conversation with Chris KRAUS, Prison America: On Summer of Hate

Seth DENIZEN, Obituary for a Psychiatric Center and its Shopping Mall

Richard PELL in Conversation with Emily KUTIL, Welcome to the Center for PostNatural History

Antonio STOPPANI, The Anthropozoic Era: Excerpts from Corso di Geologia, translated by Valeria FEDERIGHI, with photography by Alex BERCEANU

Jason YOUNG, See Dick Hunt. Hunt Dick Hunt.

Melissa CATE CHRIST, This Garden of the Sun: A Report on Almería’s Miracle Economy

Emily VANDERPOL, Xenotransplantations of the [In]Animate: A Speculative Dissection

A Correspondence with Eugene THACKER, The Sight of a Mangled Corpse

Kate HUTCHENS, A Monument to Satan: Menz’s Teufel

Raphael SPERRY in Conversation with Tings CHAK, Alternatives to Incarceration

Kids on Buildings: EMIL reviews Zaha Hadid’s Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum

Scott SØRLI reviews Infrastructure Critical: Sacrifice at Toronto’s G8/G20 Summit by Alessandra RENZI & Greg ELMER

Clint LANGEVIN reviews Carbon Democracy by Timothy Mitchell

Maria TAYLOR reviews Imagine No Possessions: The Socialist Objects of Russian Constructivism by Christina Kiaer

Steven CHODORIWSKY reviews Kish, an Island Indecisive by Design by Nasrin Tabatabai & Babak Afrassiabi

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04: Currency

Editorial Note and Table of Contents

Brett NEILSON & Sandro MEZZADRA, Fabrica Mundi: Producing the World by Drawing Borders

Emily GILBERT, Currency in Crisis

Keith HART, Why the Euro Crisis Matters to Us All

Emilio MORENO, Other Issues: Currency Delimiting Sovereignty

Peter NORTH, Money as Anticapitalist Praxis

Georgios PAPADOPOULOS & Jack Henrie FISHER, Grexit: Notes towards a Speculative Archaeology of the European Crisis

Rob KOVITZ, Capital of the World

Robert FISHMAN, Foreclosure and the American City

Abbas AKHAVAN, Islands

Srdjan LONCAR, The Fine Art of Repair in New Orleans

Marcelo VIETA, Recuperating a Workplace, Creating a Community Space: The Story of Cooperativa Chilavert Artes Gráficas

Emanuele BRAGA, Messages of Rupture: On the MACAO Occupation in Milan, translated by Roberta BUIANI

ExRotaprint, There is No Profit to be Made Here!

Peter MÖRTENBÖCK & Helge MOOSHAMMER, Informal Market Worlds: Instruments of Change

Steven CHODORIWSKY, From the needle and thread, all the way up to the hat

Matthieu BAIN & Andrew PERKINS, Rust Belt Vernacular: Harvesting Unnatural Resources

AbdouMaliq SIMONE, Water, Politics and Design in Jakarta

Claire PENTECOST, Notes from Underground

Rosten WOO, Big Pictures

Jordan GEIGER, Maximal Surface Tension: Very Large Organizations and Their Apotheosis in Songdo

Ricardo DOMINGUEZ interviewed by Alessandra RENZI, On the Currency of Somatic Architectures of Exchange

Paige SARLIN, Vulnerable Accumulation: A Practical Guide

Suriya UMPANSIRIRATANA interviewed by Adam SMITH, Bangkok to Chonburi, translated by Ajahn KENG

Robert ADAMS, Making a Scene: A Vivid Genealogy of the Asclepius Machine

Brendan BAYLOR & Heath SCHULTZ review The Art of Not Being Governed

FAKE INDUSTRIES review the 2012 Venice Biennale of Architecture

Alan ANTLIFF reviews Commerce by Artists

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03: Realism

Editorial Note and Table of Contents

Amy KULPER, Realism: A Tautological Tale

Krzysztof WODICZKO, Realism as a Course of Life

Alessandra PONTE, Photographic Encounters in the American Desert

Scott SØRLI, A Short History of Kettling

Rafi SEGAL and David SALAZAR, Open Museum for Peace, Kitgum, Uganda

Pier Vittorio AURELI, Manet: Images for a World Without People

Jesse BOON, Kids on Buildings: Echos, Mirrors, and Ghosts

Sergio LOPEZ-PINEIRO, Scenes in a Concrete Deserta

Jason E. SMITH, Occupy, the Time of Riots, and the Real Movement of History

Elitza DULGUEROVA, Objectless in Vitebsk: Reflections on Kazimir Malevich, Architecture, and Representation

Erik BORDELEAU, Jia Zhangke’s Still Life: Destruction as Intercession

Mary Lou LOBSINGER, The Antinomies of Realism: Postwar Italian Housing Projects

Mahsa MAJIDIAN, The Other City: A Forensic Investigation of the Objective Reassembly of the Public

Ute LEHRER, “If you lived here…”: Lifestyle, Marketing, and the Development of Toronto

Zhu TAO, To Search High and Low: Liang Sicheng, Lin Huiyin, and China’s Architectural Historiography, 1932–1946

Michael C.C. LIN, AnthroPark

Thomas NAIL reviews The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism

Marcus BOON reviews Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent

Brendan D. MORAN reviews London +10

Heather DAVIS reviews Philosophy and Simulation: The Emergence of Synthetic

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02: Materialism

Editorial Note and Table of Contents

AK THOMPSON, Matter’s Most Modern Configurations: Rivera, Picasso, and Benjamin’s Dialectical Image

Una CHAUDHURI, Queering the Green Man, Reframing the Garden: Marina Zurkowâ’s Mesocosm (Northumberland UK) and the Theatre of Species

Jane BENNETT & Alexander LIVINGSTON, Philosophy in the Wild: Listening to Things in Baltimore

Kirsty ROBERTSON, Erasing Environment: The Soldier of the Future and Utopian Smart Textiles

Andrew PAYNE, What’s the Matter with Materialism?

David GRAEBER, Coinage and Code

Curt GAMBETTA, Material Movement: Cement and the Globalization of Material Technologies

Eric CAZDYN, Semi-ology of a Disaster or Toward a Non-Moralizing Materialism

Marc Roig BLESA & Rogier DELFOS, Werker Magazine

Dan HANDEL & Justin FOWLER, Counter-plots

Owen HATHERLEY, Not Concrete

Jeff POWERS & Byron WHITE, Canada’s Oil Sands: Scales and Perspectives

Thilo FOLKERTS & Rodney LATOURELLE of 100Landschaftsarchitektur, Jardin de la Connaissance

Catie NEWELL of *Alibi Studio, Agitating Architecture

Kika THORNE, a bar IST a garden IST a café IST a reading room

SOCIETE REALISTE, Commonscript

James KHAMSI, Wrapped up in Tyvek

LAAC Architects & Stiefel KRAMER Architecture, Landhausplatz

Francesco GAGLIARDI reviews No Order: Art in a Post-Fordist Society

James MACGILLIVRAY reviews Volker Sattel’s Unter Kontrolle

Scott SØRLI reviews Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture

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01: Service

Editorial Note and Table of Contents

Kanishka GOONEWARDENA, Urban Politics: Short Course

Wendy JACOB and Gina BADGER, In the Presence of Another Being

Mona FAWAZ and Nasrin HIMADA, Hezbollah’s Urban Plan

Isabelle STENGERS and Erik BORDELEAU, The Care of the Possible, translated by Kelly LADD

Susanne HOFMAN & Architects die Baupiloten, Familienservice School, Berlin

Rachel GRAY, Eva’s Initiatives: Phoenix, Toronto

Catherine LORD, The Effect of Tropical Light on White Men

Victoria MARSHALL, Self-Centred Ecological Services

Gediminas URBONAS and Nomeda URBONAS, Pro-Testo Laboratorija, Lietuva

Jutta MASON, Friends of Appropriation

USINA, A Workers’ Collective in Collaboration With Popular Movements, translated by Paola RICCI

METAHAVEN, Stadtstaat

Lori BROWN, Abortion: Spaces of Contestation

Jonah BACHTIAR and Hannah ALINCY, Kids on Buildings: AGO, OCAD, and Environs

Seth DENIZEN reviews The Nightmare of Participation

Will HUTCHINS ORR reviews Utopie: Texts and Projects

Christie PEARSON reviews Ethics for Architects and The Ethical Slut

Emily STODDART reviews Where Art Belongs

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00: Property

Editorial Note and Table of Contents

Alexis BHAGAT and Nato THOMPSON, Atlas Uber Alles

D.T. COCHRANE, Deathgrip: Scapegoating the Subprime Loser

Shiri PASTERNAK, Property in Three Registers

Andrew HERSCHER, The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit: Properties in/of/for Crisis

Vincent WITTENBERG, Familiar Site

Alan W. MOORE, House Magic: An Incomplete Timeline of Occupied Social Centres Around the World

Adrian BLACKWELL and Jane HUTTON, H.O.P.E. Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere

ICONOCLASISTAS, Thirty Points to Challenge the Hegemonic Order in the City of Buenos Aires

NOT AN ALTERNATIVE, Picture the Homeless Tent City

Marc MAXEY, SUB city

Reece TERRIS with text by Greg SNIDER, Social Bridge

Alessandra RENZI reviews Wasting Naples

Lucas FREEMAN reviews Architecture Depends

Kin TSUI reviews 24 City

Rhonda TEITEL-PAYNE reviews The Garden

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