The 18th Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Lecture titled “Forensic Architecture: Space and Violence in Palestine and Beyond”, will be delivered by Professor Eyal Weizman, Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths on Sunday 30th July 2017 at 6 p.m. at the BMICH in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Weizman’s talk will use the groundbreaking work of Forensic Architecture in places of conflict, such as Palestine, Pakistan and elsewhere to critically evaluate the politics and aesthetics of contemporary forms of spatial investigation.
The memorial lecture is organised each year by the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust, an indigenous philanthropic organisation supporting community efforts to promote peace building, social justice and reconciliation. The annual lecture marks the anniversary of the death of Dr. Neelan Tiruchelvam, which falls on 29 July, and celebrates his life and work by inviting scholars, writers, policy makers and activists to reflect on and engage with critical concepts of our time.
Read more on the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust website.
This event is free and open to all.