Entendiendo a la arquitectura como un dispositivo capaz de registrar lo que ocurre en ella, Forensic Architecture -la oficina de Eyal Weizman- busca reconstruir los hechos históricos a partir de evidencias físicas o materiales. En su último libro, The Conflict Shoreline, Weizman extiende estos análisis a los conflictos sobre el territorio, reconstruyendo la historia de las comunidades beduinas expulsadas del desierto de Negev a partir de las trazas que ellas dejaban sobre el suelo. Understanding architecture as a device capable of recording what occurs in it, Forensic Architecture -Eyal Weizman’s practice- seeks to reconstruct historical facts from physical or material evidence. In his latest book, The Conflict Shoreline, Weizman extends these analyzes to conflicts over territory, reconstructing the history of Bedouin communities expelled from the Negev desert based on the traces they left on the ground.
The SAGE Handbook of 21st Century City. 2017, p630-652.
Forensic Architecture: Political Practice, Activism, Aesthetics Eyal Weizman Forensic architects deal, in the words of one practitioner, with ‘the application of architectural facts to legal problems.’ These facts are the [...]
Political ethics., Political violence -- Moral and ethical aspects., Multinational armed forces -- Moral and ethical aspects., and International relations -- Moral and ethical aspects.
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, the author explores its development in three key transformations of the problem: the defining intervention of Medecins Sans Frontisres in mid-1980s in Ethiopia ; the separation wall in Israel-Palestine ; and international and human rights law in Bosnia, Gaza and Iraq. Drawing on a wealth of new research, the author charts the latest manifestation of this age-old idea. In doing so he shows how military and political intervention acquired a new humanitarian acceptability and legality in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. -- Publisher description.