A Conversation with Eyal Weizman

Date: Tuesday, 6 May 2003, 6:30–8 pm
Location: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York

Cabinet Magazine, in partnership with The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, presents a conversation with Eyal Weizman, whom Cabinet interviewed in issue 9.

Weizman will present, discuss, and answer questions about his recent projects and most specifically on A Civilian Occupation: The Politics of Israeli Architecture.

About the Participant
Eyal Weizman is an architect based in Tel Aviv and London. With Rafi Segal he is working on the redesign of the Ashdod Museum of Art and a set for the Kameri/Itim theatre company. They have been recently nominated amongst the finalists for the design of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Weizman and Segal created the exhibition A Civilian Occupation: The Politics of Israeli Architecture that was recently on view at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. The project examining the politics of settlement was originally commissioned by the Israel Association of United Architects but was cancelled for the World Congress of Architecture in Berlin last July. Weizman has conducted research on behalf of the human rights organization B’Tselem on the planning aspects of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. He co-authored Land Grab (May 2002), a human rights report, and conducted a map project of the West Bank for the human rights organization B’Tselem. Weizman is currently developing his doctoral thesis The Politics of Verticality / Architecture and Occupation in the West Bank and Gaza into a book and a documentary film.