Civics at the Center: A Lecture with Eyal Weizman

Date: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 7:00pm

How can architecture be a form of political intervention? And what happens at the intersection of conflict, space, and law? These are two of the questions guiding the work of Eyal Weizman, a writer, architect, and professor of visual cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.

For this talk, Weizman discusses forensic architecture, his research project focused on the place of architecture in international humanitarian law, and the Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency, a program in Palestine he helped found that finds new uses for structures of colonial occupation.

Civics at the Center is presented in conjunction with Sacred Space/Contested Terrain, an interdisciplinary exhibition organized by the University of Minnesota’s Katherine E. Nash Gallery, School of Architecture, Department of Art, and Program in Religious Studies in collaboration with the Walker.

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