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See detailSpaces of Uncertainty Berlin Revisited
Miessen, Markus UL; Cupers, Kenny

Book published by Birkhäuser (2018)

How has Berlin's urban landscape changed in its remarkable transformation from divided city to creative capital? Despite the monumental heritage and grand development projects, Berlin still conjures up ... [more ▼]

How has Berlin's urban landscape changed in its remarkable transformation from divided city to creative capital? Despite the monumental heritage and grand development projects, Berlin still conjures up images of urban fragmentation and vacant inner-city land. The book reveals the changing nature and complex politics of this open space. A rephotographing of sites between 2001 and 2016 shows how no man's land has made way for new apartments and underground hangouts have changed into commercial hubs, but it also transports us to remaining pockets of urban wilderness and unexpected freedom right next to the city's most iconic squares. The accompanying essays by noted urban thinkers explore this little-known but vital reserve--forcing us to reflect on our unrelenting efforts to chart the future of the city at large. [less ▲]

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See detailÉtude 725 Immunités d'exécution
Cuniberti, Gilles UL

in Brenner, Claude (Ed.) Le Lamy Droit de l'exécution forcée (2018)

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See detailLa production en céramique dans la Grande Région SaarLorLux
Decker, Emile; Helfer, Malte UL; Pauly, Michel UL et al

E-print/Working paper (2018)

Consisting of four entities, regions or states, located in the heart of Europe, the Greater Region SaarLorLux has long been considered a territory with a rich industrial past of great dynamism. Among the ... [more ▼]

Consisting of four entities, regions or states, located in the heart of Europe, the Greater Region SaarLorLux has long been considered a territory with a rich industrial past of great dynamism. Among the many branches of activity, there is one that has long been a flagship of its skills: ceramics. The term "ceramics" covers a certain number of very different products in terms of their appearance and properties, all made from fired clay. Over time, manufacturing techniques have evolved to produce less and less porous and finer designs. The applications of this material have thus expanded considerably. Working with clay is a long-standing tradition in this region, as the first ceramics discovered at archaeological sites are 7 000 years old. So, for thousands of years, potters made objects out of fired clay. [less ▲]

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See detailA City Curating Reader. Public Art Munich 2018
Warsza, Joanna; Reed, Patricia; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Motto Books (2018)

What is public in public art? What are the contingencies of working outside of the protection of the institutional walls? What makes city curating? This reader takes Munich as a case study, and documents ... [more ▼]

What is public in public art? What are the contingencies of working outside of the protection of the institutional walls? What makes city curating? This reader takes Munich as a case study, and documents the projects of PUBLIC ART MUNICH 2018 dealing with political, ideological and economical shifts, spanning from the founding of the Bavarian Soviet Republic in 1919 to the arrival of refugees at the Hauptbahnhof in 2015. It contextualizes art within the broader questions of the grammar of the public sphere and of what constitutes publicness today. It also reflects on the concept of context-specific city curating, performativity and art conceived in minutes rather than square meters. Art projects, conversations and essays plot a narrative of how art can cultivate encounters with the unpredictable, negotiate the uncommonness, and provoke the counter-publics to come. [less ▲]

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See detailMetropolitan Life
POUSTTCHI, BETTINA; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Scheidegger & Spiess (2018)

Since the late 2000s, German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi has been creating works at the intersection of sculpture, architecture, and photography. Her large-scale installations investigate the history ... [more ▼]

Since the late 2000s, German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi has been creating works at the intersection of sculpture, architecture, and photography. Her large-scale installations investigate the history and memory of places, exploring the connections between time and space from a transnational perspective, and have gained her international recognition and praise. This book features Pousttchi’s new photographic installation at Nivola Museum in Orani on the Italian island of Sardinia. She chose the Metropolitan Life Building on 1 Madison Avenue in Manhattan as her subject for this piece. Criticized for its blatant Italian references at the time of its completion in 1909—and the world’s tallest structure until 1913—the building displays a hybrid identity, recalling cultural and temporal-spatial dislocations between the Old and the New World, Renaissance and Modernism. Published alongside the images of Metropolitan Life and other works by Pousttchi are an essay by art historian Greg Foster-Rice and a conversation between the artist, critic, and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and architect and writer Markus Miessen. [less ▲]

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See detailConditions of Political Choreography
Babias, Marius; Edelsztein, Sergio; Goltz, Sophie et al

Book published by CCA Tel Aviv (2018)

"Conditions of Political Choreography” was a joint project that took place in 2016 and 2017 at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in Berlin and the Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv. This project ... [more ▼]

"Conditions of Political Choreography” was a joint project that took place in 2016 and 2017 at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in Berlin and the Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv. This project pushed both formal and political boundaries through experimental works by internationally renowned artists, performers, theatre-makers, and dancers, who were invited to respond to each institution and its social-political context. [less ▲]

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See detailDistributed
Blamey, David; Haylock, Brad; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Open Editions (2018)

For those who would seek to influence others, the distribution of ideas is paramount. Similarly, for those holding ambition to secrete knowledge for reasons of authority dissemination is key. The same ... [more ▼]

For those who would seek to influence others, the distribution of ideas is paramount. Similarly, for those holding ambition to secrete knowledge for reasons of authority dissemination is key. The same, however, goes for those who seek to protect the fruits of intellectual labour for reasons of profit or ethical concern. This new volume in the Occasional Table series of critical anthologies focuses attention on the act of distribution as a subject for serious creative consideration and one of great social and economic importance. [less ▲]

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See detailLa mémoire nominale des artistes dans les abbayes romanes
Mineo, Emilie UL

in Cahiers de Saint-Michel de Cuxa (2018), 49

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See detail“He never told me he was Jewish!” : Navigating Borders in Luxembourg edit
Badder, Anastasia UL

Scientific Conference (2018)

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See detailBlessing and Transgressing: A Live Institute
Ayas, Defne; Baudelaire, Eric; Bronson, AA et al

Book published by Witte De With (2018)

Published at the end of curator Defne Ayas' six-year directorship of the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, this richly illustrated publication celebrates the institution's programs ... [more ▼]

Published at the end of curator Defne Ayas' six-year directorship of the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, this richly illustrated publication celebrates the institution's programs and collaborations while ruminating on their realization. [less ▲]

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See detailLa firma d’artista nella Francia romanica. Problemi, forme, funzioni
Mineo, Emilie UL

in Venezia Arti (2017), 26

This paper aims to discuss some issues related to artists’ signatures during the XIth and XIIth centuries, focusing on a corpus of French inscriptions, broadly neglected in previous works. After a short ... [more ▼]

This paper aims to discuss some issues related to artists’ signatures during the XIth and XIIth centuries, focusing on a corpus of French inscriptions, broadly neglected in previous works. After a short introduction of the corpus, the second part of the article undertakes to evaluate the writing skills of those who executed these inscriptions. The last part deals with the value of theses signatures, traditionally considered as the artist’s claim of authorship of a work, in order to obtain recognition of his talent and status. However, since the analysis of their exhibition contexts shows that they were often invisible to a large public, and that they were concentrated in symbolic spaces of the church, this study suggests their interpretation from a devotional and eschatological perspective. [less ▲]

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See detailThe evolution of the macrophage-specific enhancer (Fms intronic regulatory element) within the CSF1R locus of vertebrates
Hume, David; Wollscheid-Lengeling, Evi UL; Rojo, Rocio et al

in Scientific Reports (2017), 7(17115),

The Csf1r locus encodes the receptor for macrophage colony-stimulating factor, which controls the proliferation, differentiation and survival of macrophages. The 300 bp Fms intronic regulatory element ... [more ▼]

The Csf1r locus encodes the receptor for macrophage colony-stimulating factor, which controls the proliferation, differentiation and survival of macrophages. The 300 bp Fms intronic regulatory element (FIRE), within the second intron of Csf1r, is necessary and sufficient to direct macrophage-specific transcription. We have analysed the conservation and divergence of the FIRE DNA sequence in vertebrates. FIRE is present in the same location in the Csf1r locus in reptile, avian and mammalian genomes. Nearest neighbor analysis based upon this element alone largely recapitulates phylogenies inferred from much larger genomic sequence datasets. One core element, containing binding sites for AP1 family and the macrophage-specific transcription factor, PU.1, is conserved from lizards to humans. Around this element, the FIRE sequence is conserved within clades with the most conserved elements containing motifs for known myeloid-expressed transcription factors. Conversely, there is little alignment between clades outside the AP1/PU.1 element. The analysis favours a hybrid between “enhanceosome” and “smorgasbord” models of enhancer function, in which elements cooperate to bind components of the available transcription factor milieu. [less ▲]

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See detailLe droit international antiesclavagiste des "nations civilisées" (1815-1945)
Erpelding, Michel UL

Book published by Institut Universitaire Varenne/LGDJ (2017)

The prohibition of slavery is a fundamental norm in contemporary international law. It is an integral part of all major human rights instruments, and it is generally presented as an obligation towards the ... [more ▼]

The prohibition of slavery is a fundamental norm in contemporary international law. It is an integral part of all major human rights instruments, and it is generally presented as an obligation towards the international community as a whole. Prior to the Second World War and the emergence of international human rights, the international antislavery law was tightly linked to the ambiguous idea of “civilisation” and, more precisely, to the ability of the Western States to define themselves as “civilised nations” as compared to the rest of the world. As a matter of fact, the very notion of “civilised nations” appeared for the first time in the history of international law in the Declaration of the Eight Courts Relative to the Universal Abolition of the Slave Trade of 8 February 1815. Signed at the Congress of Vienna, the Declaration was also the first multilateral instrument that condemned the slave trade. As shown through the book’s systematic survey of relevant State practice (including more than 450 slavery-related treaties and numerous pieces of colonial legislation relating to slavery and forced labour), the antislavery principle proclaimed in 1815 soon gave rise to more stringent and detailed norms. However, its precise scope remained under constant debate. One major question that arose during these debates was whether a “civilised nation” which had formally abolished the institution of slavery but tolerated or used certain forms of forced labour could be accused of having infringed its obligations under international antislavery law. Only in 1945 would the adoption of the Nuremberg Charter bring a positive answer to that question. In short: - First systematic comparative study of slavery and forced labour in international and colonial law before the advent of international human rights - First systematic survey of hundreds of antislavery treaties (including several hundred treaties with non-Western polities). [less ▲]

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See detailLattice model to derive the fluctuating hydrodynamics of active particles with inertia
Manacorda, Alessandro UL

in Physical Review Letters (2017)

We derive the hydrodynamic equations with fluctuating currents for the density, momentum, and energy fields for an active system in the dilute limit. In our model, nonoverdamped self-propelled particles ... [more ▼]

We derive the hydrodynamic equations with fluctuating currents for the density, momentum, and energy fields for an active system in the dilute limit. In our model, nonoverdamped self-propelled particles (such as grains or birds) move on a lattice, interacting by means of aligning dissipative forces and excluded volume repulsion. Our macroscopic equations, in a specific case, reproduce a transition line from a disordered phase to a swarming phase and a linear dispersion law accounting for underdamped wave propagation. Numerical simulations up to a packing fraction ∼ 10 % are in fair agreement with the theory, including the macroscopic noise amplitudes. At a higher packing fraction, a dense-diluted coexistence emerges. We underline the analogies with the granular kinetic theories, elucidating the relation between the active swarming phase and granular shear instability. [less ▲]

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See detailHarmful Interference in International Law
Spassova, Simona UL

Doctoral thesis (2017)

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See detailFrom Ephemera to Archive: The New Digital Practices of Historical Research
Takats, Sean UL

Presentation (2017, November 08)

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See detailLes enfants de Luther
Weis, Monique UL

Speeches/Talks (2017)

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See detailLa dématérialisation de la frontière européenne
Raimondo, Giulia UL

Conference given outside the academic context (2017)

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See detailAltered video task: a non-verbal measure of what-who-where recall in young children
Bobrowicz, Katarzyna UL; Haman, Maciej

in Behaviour and Information Technology (2017)

This report aims to introduce, test and discuss a new method of measuring episodic memory in participants with highly restricted verbal abilities. Although an elicited/deferred imitation paradigm has ... [more ▼]

This report aims to introduce, test and discuss a new method of measuring episodic memory in participants with highly restricted verbal abilities. Although an elicited/deferred imitation paradigm has already proposed a successful method of measuring this capacity in infants as young as 6 months old [Bauer, Patricia J. 2006. “Constructing a Past in Infancy: A Neuro-Developmental Account.” Trends in Cognitive Sciences 10 (4): 175–181], it failed to include a measure of capacities crucial for episodic recall, that is: a sense of self, a sense of subjective time and autonoetic consciousness [Tulving, Endel. 2002. “Episodic Memory: From Mind to Brain.” Annual Reviews Psychology 53: 1–25]. We combined developmental and comparative approaches in the altered video task to allow for simultaneous measuring of episodic recall and autonoetic consciousness. Episodic recall was measured via presentation of non-modified and modified recordings of a personal past event after a 24-h delay. The 15-month-old infants were expected to watch the modified video significantly longer than the non-modified video, and so evince the differentiation between them. Alongside, the infants participated in a mirror-mark task (a standard measure of self-recognition) and in a real-time video task (a possible alternative for the mirror-mark task). Results for ‘what’ and ‘who’ were consistent with our expectations. All results, their implications and possible future directions are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailHistoire du temps présent - Bilan & Perspectives. Actes des 6es Assises de l'historiographie luxembourgeoise, édités par Elisabeth Boesen et Denis Scuto
Scuto, Denis UL; Boesen, Elisabeth UL

in Hemecht : Zeitschrift für Luxemburger Geschichte = Revue d'Histoire Luxembourgeoise (2017), 3-4(69), 277-436

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