The Conflict Shoreline: Colonization as Climate Change in the Negev Desert
Evening Seminar with Eyal Weizman
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Buell Hall 300S, Columbia University
On Thursday, February 9th, the Buell Center hosted Eyal Weizman for a seminar on Weizman's and Forensic Architecture's work on environmental violence and climate change along the threshold of the Negev/Naqab desert. The work was first published in The Conflict Shoreline: Colonization and Climate Change in the Negev Desert (Steidl in association with Cabinet Books, 2015), authored by Weizman with photography by Fazal Sheikh.
Weizman discussed work undertaken since the 2015 publication, including the Truth Commission that Forensic Architecture helped conceive. The new work, featured in his book Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability (Zone, 2017), was presented for the first time in this seminar.
Featured image: The al-Tūri village and cemetery in al-‘Araqīb: kite imagery superimposed over RAF photograph from 1945. Public Lab (Hagit Keysar), Ariel Caine, Zochrot, Forensic Architecture, al-‘Araqīb Village, 2016.