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Contested Terrain: A Lecture with Eyal Weizman at the Walker

Can architecture be a form of political intervention? This question is central to the work of Eyal Weizman, a writer, architect, and director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. Weizman will speak at the Walker Art Center Cinema on Wednesday, October 3 at 7 p.m. as part of the Global Practices in Architecture Lecture at the College of Design.He'll discuss his approach to architecture as a research-led collaborative practice. Often working with an interdisciplinary team–artists, urbanists, forensic scientists, archaeologists, human rights advocates–he analyzes vacated buildings, maps, satellite imagery, and other spatial artifacts to unravel the contested politics in sites of conflict and violence, including Palestine, the Former Yugoslavia, and Guatemala, among others.Weizman directs the…

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