Perils of the Sea

Hameed, Ayesha. 2013. 'Perils of the Sea'. In: Devils Advocates. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom 1-2 March 2013. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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A two-day roundtable seminar at the Centre for Research Architecture.

Current conflicts over territory and resources bring to the fore the importance of spatial and material evidence to the resolution of legal and political disputes. The roundtable seminar titled ‘Devil’s Advocates’ at the Centre for Research Architecture sets out to interrogate such presentation of evidence in diverse and often contradictory political and legal forums. Its goal is to think the articulation of expert evidence and documentation with legal advocacy, towards a pragmatics of intervention through law, while at the same time questioning the limits of law itself as a political tool. Focusing on recent constitutional debates in South America and on the territorial conflict between Israel and Palestine, this two-day seminar will enquire into the multiple interceptions of law and territory, from both pragmatic and transformative political perspectives.Seminar conceived and organised by Godofredo Pereira, with the Centre for Research Architecture/Forensic Architecture.

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Godofredo Pereira, Emilios Christodoulidis, Joanne Mariner, Brenna Bhandar, Eitan Diamond, Nicola Perugini, Michael Sfard, Aye­sha Hameed, Susan Schuppli, Eyal Weizman

Day 2: Legal Ruptures

10:30 – 1:30 pm
Brenna Bhandar (Lecturer in Property Law, Queen Mary)
Eitan Diamond, ‘Visual Evidence in Law’
Respondent: Ayesha Hameed (Post-Doctoral Fellow, CRA)

2:30 – 5:30 pm
Workshop around the legal case of the wall in Battir (West Bank) with:
Nicola Perugini (Visiting Scholar, Princeton), ‘The Forensics of Heritage’
Michael Sfard (human rights attorney) (via video-conference)
Joanne Mariner (Senior Crisis Response Advisor at Amnesty International)
Alessandro Petti (Director, Urban Studies & Spatial Practices Program, Al Quds/Bard)
Ayesha Hameed (Post-Doctoral Fellow, CRA)

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures


2 March 2013Completed

Event Location:

Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

Date range:

1-2 March 2013

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14 Jan 2020 09:49

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14 Jan 2020 09:49


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