NYU will host Eyal Weizman, a University of London professor, for a pair of lectures that centers on cutting-edge, multi-media research conducted in two Middle East regions: Thurs., Sept. 17, 7 p.m., NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Thurs., Sept. 24, 6 p.m., NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.

U. of London’s Weizman on the “Forensic Architecture” of the West Bank & the Negev—Sept. 17 & 24 at NYU
NYU will host Eyal Weizman, above, a University of London professor, for a pair of lectures that centers on cutting-edge, multi-media research conducted in two Middle East regions: Thurs., Sept. 17, 7 p.m. and Thurs., Sept. 24, 6 p.m.

New York University will host Eyal Weizman, a University of London professor, for a pair of lectures that centers on cutting-edge, multi-media research conducted in two Middle East regions: Thurs., Sept. 17, 7 p.m., NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study (1 Washington Place [at Broadway]) and Thurs., Sept. 24, 6 p.m., NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis (20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor [betw. 5th and 6th Sts.]).

The lectures, collectively titled “Forensic Architecture,” are free and open to the public. An RSVP is required. For more information, please call 212.992.7762. Subways: N, R (8th St.); 6 (Astor Pl.).

Weizman, an architect, is the director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, whose project, “Forensic Architecture,” undertakes spatial research in and of conflict zones and mobilizes this research in different forums—notably the political and the legal. In this two-part lecture of the same name, Weizman will describe the work of this initiative.

In Part One, “The Image Complex,” Weizman will recount an incident in the West Bank in which two teenagers were fatally shot—a case that involved filmmakers, architects, and a sound artist. Forensic Architecture’s report includes hundreds of testimonies and user-generated videos and photographs, 3D models, analytical videos, and dozens of maps to describe a single day during the 2014 Gaza war.

In Part Two, “The Conflict Shoreline,” Weizman examines the “battle over the Negev,” a desert region of southern Israel that is at the center of an ongoing land dispute between the State of Israel and the Bedouin.

Since 2014, Weizman has been a global professor at Princeton University. His books include The Roundabout Revolution (Sternberg, 2015), The Conflict Shoreline (Steidl and Cabinet, 2015), Architecture After Revolution (Sternberg, 2014), Mengele’s Skull (Sternberg, 2012), The Least of All Possible Evils Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza (Verso, 2011), Hollow Land (Verso, 2007), and A Civilian Occupation (Verso, 2003).