Platform speaker series: Forensic Architecture founder Eyal Weizman

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Platform: an event series of socially engaged artists, collectives, and curators in conversation. A lecture by Eyal Weizman, founder of Forensic Architecture. Hosted by CSU Bakersfield and Sacramento State. Thursday November 12 at noon.

This third of six online art programs features a live Zoom lecture with Eyal Weizman, foundind director of Forensic Architecture

Registration for this free live Zoom event happening at 12:00 noon PST on Thursday, November 12 is required: link to register

Forensic Architecture is a research agency, based at Goldsmiths, University of London. They undertake advanced spatial and media investigations into cases of human rights violations, with and on behalf of communities affected by political violence, human rights organizations, international prosecutors, environmental justice groups, and media organizations. They investigate state and corporate violence, human rights violations and environmental destruction all over the world. Their work often involves open-source investigation, the construction of digital and physical models, 3D animations, virtual reality environments and cartographic platforms. Within these environments they locate and analyze photographs, videos, audio files and testimonies to reconstruct and analyze violent events. They also use their digital models as tools for interviewing survivors of violence, finding new ways to access and explore memories of trauma. 

Platform is being presented by ConSortiUm, a coalition of California State University (CSU)-wide art museums and galleries that includes SF State's Fine Arts Gallery.