Devil’s Advocates

Devils Advocates

Centre for Research Architecture, London

1-2 March 2013

Current conflicts over territory and resources bring to the fore the importance of spatial and material evidence to the resolution of legal and political disputes. The roundtable seminar titled ‘Devil’s Advocates’ at the Centre for Research Architecture sets out to interrogate such presentation of evidence in diverse and often contradictory political and legal forums. Its goal is to think the articulation of expert evidence and documentation with legal advocacy, towards a pragmatics of intervention through law, while at the same time questioning the limits of law itself as a political tool. Focusing on recent constitutional debates in South America and on the territorial conflict between Israel and Palestine, this two-day seminar will enquire into the multiple interceptions of law and territory, from both pragmatic and transformative political perspectives. Seminar conceived and organised by Godofredo Pereira, with the Centre for Research Architecture/Forensic Architecture.

Day 1 – Godofredo Pereira: Introduction / Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
Day 1 – Godofredo Pereira
Day 1 – Emilios Christodoulidis / Joanne Mariner
Day 2 – Michael Sfard
Day 2 – Nicola Perugini
Day 2 – Eitan Diamond / Brenna Bhandar
Day 2 – Ayesha Hameed / Q&A
Day 1 – Oscar Guardiola-Rivera / Q&A
Day 1 – Godofredo Pereira / Q&A
Day 1 – Emilios Christodoulidis / Joanne Mariner / Q&A
Day 2 – Michael Sfard / Q&A
Day 2 – Nicola Perugini / Q&A
Day 2 – Ayesha Hameed
Day 2 – Final Round Table Discussion

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