“When war happens in the city, people die in buildings, the majority in their homes; when the dust settles ruins become evidence with which we could reconstruct controversial events.” -Eyal Weizman, Architect
Abstract:Can architecture provide new tool of political analysis and intervention? This question is central to the work of Eyal Weizman, Israeli architect and scholar. By examining buildings, ruins, maps, satellite imagery and citizen images and video, his research teams investigate the sites of contemporary conflicts and monitor the crimes of states. Weizman unpacks state violence from the frontier regions of Pakistan, through the forests of south America to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Speaker:Eyal Weizman is an Israeli architect and scholar, and a world leading analyst of the relationship between architecture and conflict. His explorations of architectural construction and destruction are yielding surprising insights into the dynamics of political and military struggle, from unauthorized settlements to drone strikes. Weizman’s work accentuates the intersection of architecture with art, forensic science, human rights, law, philosophy and politics. Weizman is Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures, and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, and was appointed 2014-15 Global Scholar at Princeton University.
The event is free but seats must be reserved and are in limited supply. Tickets go available September 8, 2015 from the Vogue Theatre.
The Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver