Forensic Architecture: Seminar at MACBA
A conversation between Eyal Weizman, Matthew Fuller, Susan Schuppli, Paulo Tavares, and Hannah Meszaros Martin.
The adjective forensic – from the Latin ‘to expose to the forum’ – refers to the practice of articulating a speech in public. But beyond rhetoric, forensic science deals with what the Greeks called prosopopeya: the art of making things talk. The objects and the information they contain as material witnesses of events. In parallel to the exhibition Forensic Architecture. Towards an Investigative Aesthetic, this seminar delves in the direction of artistic investigations into the defence of human rights, together with the introduction of subjects of crucial importance to the public sphere, such as ecocide. The seminar addresses the methodology developed by the group and presents various case studies by artists that highlight the relevance of art in the research to make visible the invisible.
Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 16:00
Venue: Meier Auditorium (MACBA)
16:00 – Presentation by Ferran Barenblit, Director of MACBA
16:15 – Eyal Weizman talks with Matthew Fuller
Eyal Weizman, architect, Professor of Visual Culture and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Matthew Fuller, professor of Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London. He is known for his writings on media theory, software studies, critical theory and cultural studies.
17:15 – Susan Schuppli, artist and writer, lecturer and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her work examines the material evidence of war and environmental disasters.
18:15 – Break
18:45 – Paulo Tavares, architect and town planner. His work examines the relationships between conflict and space on multiple scales: city, territory and ecologies (to be confirmed).
19:45 – Hannah Meszaros Martin, artist and writer. Her work focuses on non-human criminality and environmental violence in the context of the armed conflict in Colombia.
Admission: €5 (free for Friends of MACBA)
Advance booking required. Limited places. The seminar will be in English with simultaneous translation.
This activity will be streamed live.