The Conflict Shoreline: Colonization as Climate Change in the Negev Desert

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 current work undertaken since the 2015 publication, including the Truth Commission Forensic Architecture has helped conceive. The new work, featured in his forthcoming book Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability (Zone, 2017), was presented in the seminar for the first time. 

 

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.

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