Eyal Weizman on Humanitarian Violence at the LRBookshop

Eyal Weizman on Humanitarian Violence Tuesday 29 May at 7.00 the London Review Bookshop How is it that military and political intervention came to acquire a new “humanitarian” acceptability and legality in recent years? In his new book, The Least of all Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza, Eyal Weizman explores the [...]

Monday, May 28th, 2012

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Culture Now: Eyal Weizman

11 May 2012 £5 / Free to ICA Members Join architect, scholar and curator Eyal Weizman for this lunchtime talk in which he discusses his approach to politics and philosophy. A key figure within the study of contemporary humanism and architecture, Weizman’s most recent book, The Least of all Posssible Evils (Verso 2011) investigates [...]

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

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Godofredo Pereira: SAVAGE OBJECTS

Savage Objects is part of the project Objectology – a wide research on the emergence of non-human actors within a pos-humanist thought. By framing this new paradigm not only within academic discourse, but also within object-research in fields ranging from legal forums, territorial narratives and artistic practices, speculation about objects and things becomes a discussion [...]

Monday, April 30th, 2012

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Deep State

‘Deep State’ is a film by Karen Mirza and Brad Butler that has been scripted in collaboration with author China Miéville. The film takes its title from the Turkish term ‘Derin Devlet’, meaning ‘state within the state’. Although its existence is impossible to verify, this shadowy nexus of special interests and covert relationships is the [...]

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Forensic Oceanography

Forensic Oceanography (FO) maps the fluid cartographies between Libya and Italy to understand how more than 1500 persons could have perished at sea in the Spring of 2011. FO provided the spatial analysis that lead to the Council of Europe report on NATO’s responsibility for these deaths in the Mediterranean. The Council of Europe [...]

Friday, March 30th, 2012

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Mengele’s Skull: the Advent of Forensic Aesthetics

Mengele’s Skull The Advent of a Forensic Aesthetic by Thomas Keenan and Eyal Weizman “In this absorbing study, Thomas Keenan and Eyal Weizman show how the politics of human rights was transformed by scientists who treated human remains as a form of photography and photography as a form of human remains. Exposed to all the [...]

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

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Eyal Weizman: The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza

The principle of the “lesser evil”—the acceptability of pursuing one exceptional course of action in order to prevent a greater injustice—has long been a cornerstone of Western ethical philosophy. From its roots in classical ethics and Christian theology, to Hannah Arendt’s exploration of the work of the Jewish Councils during the Nazi regime, Weizman explores [...]

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

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Forensic Architecture Web-platform Online Existing at the intersection of architecture, history, and the laws of war, Forensic Architecture refers to an analytical method for reconstructing scenes of violence as they are inscribed within spatial artefacts and in built environments. It employs new modes of technical visualisation to generate complex knowledge about the spaces and histories of violence; transforming [...]

Monday, March 26th, 2012

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GERALD NESTLER: ON PURPOSE -The New Derivative Order

GERALD NESTLER: ON PURPOSE -The New Derivative Order KUNSTRAUM, BERNSTEINER Schiffamtsgasse 11, 1020 Wien Opening address: Eva Blimlinger Rector, academy of fine arts vienna Special feature in the Basement Crystal Math. Video installation: Sylvia Eckermann, Lyrics: Gerald Nestler Duration: February 29 – April 14, 2012 Opening hours: Thursday – Saturday, 4–8 pm, March 1 – [...]

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

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Haus der Kulturen der Welt, opening March 15, 19hs – curated by Anselm Franke Animism is a multi-faceted exhibition project that addresses the reevaluation of modernity currently taking place along the lines of Bruno Latour’s “We Have Never Been Modern“. The exhibition’s starting point is the artistic-aesthetic process of animation, best known from cartoons and [...]

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

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