- Rajiv Vaidya Memorial Lecture: Forensic Architecture — Counter Investigations
December 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Eyal Weizman, speaker
Forensic Architecture, an interdisciplinary research agency established in 2010 at Goldsmiths, University of London, utilizes video documentation, architectural models, new media, and other investigative techniques to examine and cross-reference human rights violations, state and corporate crimes, and environmental destruction internationally. Collaboratively working with advocacy groups, nonprofits, journalists, artists, and filmmakers, Forensic Architecture’s presentations extend beyond art and cultural practice into courtrooms and legal or political forums, including the United Nations. Their contributions have given rise to a new form of investigative practice at the threshold of art and policy. Eyal Weizman is professor of spatial and visual cultures at Goldsmiths, and the founder and director of Forensic Architecture. (Approximately 70 minutes)
courtesy Forensic Architecture