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SoA Lecture: Eyal Weizman, "Forensis"

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Fall 2014 Lecture Series "The New How"
FORENSIS: Architecture at the Threshold of Detectability
(Please note that this lecture will not be available online)
Eyal Weizman
Princeton Global Scholar; Professor of Spatial & Visual Cultures and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6 pm, N107 School of Architecture

In his inaugural lecture as a Princeton Global Scholar, Eyal Weizman will outline the program for his investigation of the intersection of architecture, war and law, planned for the next three years at Princeton. Weizman will also present work undertaken with the Forensic Architecture teams in relation to urban and architectural destruction in Israel/Palestine, environmental violence in Guatemala and their research for the UN on drone warfare in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. Forensic Architecture, an agency composed of artists, filmmakers and architectural researchers, uses architecture as sensor and an agent that can detect political force-fields and respond to them. Weizman will show how architectural methods and new sensing technologies could be used to expose the logic of violent conflict while raising a host of conceptual problems to do with the thresholds of vision and law.