Forensic Architecture: a conversation with founder Eyal Weizman
Thursday, November 12, 2020
12pm noon PST
Image caption: Forensic Architecture, Triple Chaser, 2019.
Image courtesy of Forensic Architecture/Praxis Films.
Forensic Architecture (FA) is a research agency, based at Goldsmiths, University of London. They undertake advanced spatial and media investigations into cases of human rights violations, with and on behalf of communities affected by political violence, human rights organizations, international prosecutors, environmental justice groups, and media organizations.
They investigate state and corporate violence, human rights violations and environmental destruction all over the world. Their work often involves open-source investigation, the construction of digital and physical models, 3D animations, virtual reality environments and cartographic platforms.
Within these environments they locate and analyze photographs, videos, audio files and testimonies to reconstruct and analyze violent events. They also use thier digital models as tools for interviewing survivors of violence, finding new ways to access and explore memories of trauma.
Eyal Weizman is the founding director of Forensic Architecture and Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he founded the Centre for Research Architecture in 2005.
The author of over 15 books, he has conducted research and taught at many universities worldwide. He was a Global Scholar at Princeton University and a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He is a member of several managing and advisory boards, including the Technology Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court and the board of trustees of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He is also a founding member of the architectural collective DAAR in Beit Sahour/Palestine.
Eyal studied architecture at the Architectural Association, graduating in 1998. He received his PhD in 2006 from the London Consortium at Birkbeck, University of London.
This event is open to the public free of charge.
PLATFORM is presented by ConSortiUm, a collaborative project by the California State University Art Galleries and Museums.