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October 11, 2020
Confinement

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Traumnovelle, Massacre of the Innocents, collage, 2020.

As the destruction of the environment deepens and broadens, leaving no leaf unturned, we continue to perform what once took place inside architecture. Once and forever proudly exhibited, our founding rituals now take place amongst the refuse of our civilization. The disappearing horizon line testifies to the loss of idealized vastness and leaves us facing the empty wilderness that we have formed in our race for productivity.

“‘Everything collapsed, even the walls’: Nigeria faces the worst floods of its history,” Le Monde Afrique, September 21, 2020.1

“Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn,” BBC News, September 10, 2020.2

“Glasgow University in coronavirus lockdown: Campus like a ghost town as 600 students self-isolate,” Glasgow Life, September 24, 2020.3

“Israel launched another retaliatory attack on Hamas targets in Gaza,” Der Standard, August 13, 2020.4

“Our toxic legacy: bushfires release decades of pollutants absorbed by forests,” The Conversation, September 23, 2020.5

“Trash Piles Up in Parks, Just When New Yorkers Need Them the Most,” New York Times, August 27, 2020.6

“Hurricanes and tropical storms in the Caribbean responsible for dry season rainfall,” El Quindiano, September 4, 2020.7

“Ukraine responds to Russia's accusations of ‘torturing‘ Crimea by severing water supplies,” UNIAN, September 14, 2020.8

“‘Radioactive residue‘ explodes at abandoned Meghalaya mining site, probe ordered,” New Indian Express, September 22, 2020.9

“Lignite mining region of Lusatia: Climate activists criticise demolition of houses,” Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland, September 4, 2020.10

“As COVID Surges in Europe, Officials Warn of ‘Twindemic‘ With Flu,” Haaretz, September 24, 2020.11

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Confinement is a collaborative exhibition curated by gta exhibitions and e-flux Architecture, supported by the Adrian Weiss Stiftung and the ETH Zürich Foundation.

Traumnovelle is a militant faction founded by three Belgian architects: Léone Drapeaud, Manuel León Fanjul and Johnny Leya. They use architecture and fiction as analytical, critical and subversive tools to emphasize contemporary issues and dissect their resolutions. Traumnovelle alternates between cynicism and enthusiasm all the while advocating for critical thinking in architecture.

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Morgane Le Cam, “‘Tout a fini par tomber, même les murs’: le Niger face aux pires inondations de son histoire,” Le Monde Afrique, September 21, 2020, .

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Helen Briggs, “Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn,” BBC News, September 10, 2020, .

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Laura Ferguson, “Glasgow University in coronavirus lockdown: Campus like a ghost town as 600 students self-isolate,” Glasgow Life, September 24, 2020, .

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“Israel startete weiteren Vergeltungsangriff auf Hamas-Ziele in Gaza,” Der Standard, August 13, 2020, .

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Cynthia Faye Isley and Mark Patrick Taylor, “Our toxic legacy: bushfires release decades of pollutants absorbed by forests,” The Conversation, September 23, 2020, .

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Sarah Maslin Nir, “Trash Piles Up in Parks, Just When New Yorkers Need Them the Most,” New York Times, August 27, 2020, .

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“Huracanes y tormentas tropicales en el Caribe responsables de lluvias en temporada seca,” El Quindiano, September 4, 2020, .

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“Ukraine responds to Russia's accusations of ‘torturing’ Crimea by severing water supplies,” UNIAN, September 14, 2020, .

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Prasanta Mazumdar, “‘Radioactive residue‘ explodes at abandoned Meghalaya mining site, probe ordered,” New Indian Express, September 22, 2020, .

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Andreas Niesmann, “Braunkohlerevier Lausitz: Klimaschützer kritisieren Häuserabriss,” Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland, September 4, 2020, .

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Kate Kelland for Reuters, “As COVID Surges in Europe, Officials Warn of ‘Twindemic‘ With Flu,” Haaretz, September 24, 2020, .

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Morgane Le Cam, “‘Tout a fini par tomber, même les murs’: le Niger face aux pires inondations de son histoire,” Le Monde Afrique, September 21, 2020, .

Helen Briggs, “Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn,” BBC News, September 10, 2020, .

Laura Ferguson, “Glasgow University in coronavirus lockdown: Campus like a ghost town as 600 students self-isolate,” Glasgow Life, September 24, 2020, .

“Israel startete weiteren Vergeltungsangriff auf Hamas-Ziele in Gaza,” Der Standard, August 13, 2020, .

Cynthia Faye Isley and Mark Patrick Taylor, “Our toxic legacy: bushfires release decades of pollutants absorbed by forests,” The Conversation, September 23, 2020, .

Sarah Maslin Nir, “Trash Piles Up in Parks, Just When New Yorkers Need Them the Most,” New York Times, August 27, 2020, .

“Huracanes y tormentas tropicales en el Caribe responsables de lluvias en temporada seca,” El Quindiano, September 4, 2020, .

“Ukraine responds to Russia's accusations of ‘torturing’ Crimea by severing water supplies,” UNIAN, September 14, 2020, .

Prasanta Mazumdar, “‘Radioactive residue‘ explodes at abandoned Meghalaya mining site, probe ordered,” New Indian Express, September 22, 2020, .

Andreas Niesmann, “Braunkohlerevier Lausitz: Klimaschützer kritisieren Häuserabriss,” Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland, September 4, 2020, .

Kate Kelland for Reuters, “As COVID Surges in Europe, Officials Warn of ‘Twindemic‘ With Flu,” Haaretz, September 24, 2020, .

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