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Papanek Lecture 2017, Eyal Weizman, 'The Architectural Sensorium'

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Eyal Weizman
The Architectural Sensorium

September 22, 2017, 18:00

Austrian Embassy, 18 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PX

The biennial Papanek Lecture takes place in honour of the Viennese-born designer and design critic Victor J. Papanek (1923–1998).

Following the Papanek Symposium 2017, 'Design & Ethics', Professor Eyal Weizman, Architect, Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures and Director of Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London will deliver the 2017 Papanek Lecture.

In recent years Forensic Architecture began using novel research methods to undertake a series of investigations into human rights abuses. Today, the group provides crucial evidence for international courts and works with a wide range of activist groups, NGOs, Amnesty International, and the UN. Beyond shedding new light on human rights violations and state crimes across the globe, Forensic Architecture has also created a new form of investigative practice that bears its name. The group uses architecture as an optical device to investigate armed conflicts and environmental destruction, as well as to cross-reference a variety of evidence sources, such as new media, remote sensing, material analysis, witness testimony, and crowd sourcing.

In this lecture Eyal Weizman, the group’s founder, provides an in-depth introduction to the history, practice, assumptions, potentials, and double binds of this practice.

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