EPISODE ONE
VIOLENCE BY DESIGN

Mark

VIOLENCE


The Law waits for you to stumble on a mode of being, a soul different from the FDA-approved purple-stamped standard dead meat — & as soon as you begin to act in harmony with nature the Law garottes & strangles you — so don’t play the blessed liberal middle-class martyr — accept the fact that you’re a criminal & be prepared to act like one [...] Don’t just survive while waiting for someone’s revolution to clear your head, don’t sign up for the armies of anorexia or bulimia — act as if you were already free, calculate the odds, step out, remember the Code Duello — Smoke Pot/Eat Chicken/Drink Tea.





EXCERPTED FROM ‘CRIME’, T.A.Z.: THE TEMPORARY AUTONOMOUS ZONE, HAKIM BEY (1991)







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CAGES, CRIME + CARCERAL LOGIC


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Edited in collaboration with The Funambulist, Violence by Design accompanied Issue #29: States of Emergency. "Our editorial argument is that none of the states of emergency presented in this issue constitutes ‘a state of exception’ as they are usually presented: rather, they are the exacerbation of the normalized colonial/state violence.” Criticizing the creation of detainment architectures and the inherent hostility of incarceration under this preface, VBD examines the wider constructed notions of crime, innocence, delinquency, weapon, defense and victim — further addressing the designs that work to optimize, obscure, and maintain these systems.




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LA SEULE POLICE QUE J’AIME


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La seule police que j’aime c’est Comic sans MS
The only [cop-font] I like is Comic sans MS


Artwork by street artist Zola (Montreal) because FTP + fuck design elitism while you’re at it 🙃 for further reading: ‘Hating Comic Sans is Not a Personality’




From Zola: no better play on words




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THE CONSTRUCTION OF INNOCENCE VIA BLEACHING




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... For, if they take you in the morning, they will be coming for us that night.


THE FIRE NEXT TIME, JAMES BALDWIN (1962)










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