Warrior Nation podcast – War & memory: Witnessing
In the second episode of our new series on war and memory, we speak with founder of Forensic Architecture Eyal Weizman and academic Susan Schuppli on the role memory plays in testimony and witnessing. The discussion explores the different approaches to evidence in war crimes tribunals, starting with the Nuremburg trials of 1945, and explains how the contemporary work of Forensic Architecture is helping to unlock the hidden memories of the victims of state violence.
Susan Schuppli is a researcher, documentary filmmaker, and artist based in the UK, whose work examines material evidence from war and conflict to environmental disaster and climate change. She is Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University as well as affiliate artist-researcher and Board Chair of Forensic Architecture and author of Material Witness, which is out on MIT Press.
You can find out more on Susan’s work here: https://susanschuppli.com/
Eyal Weizman is the founding director of Forensic Architecture and Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. The author of over 15 books, he has held positions in many universities worldwide including Princeton, ETH Zurich and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He is a member of the Technology Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court and the Centre for Investigative Journalism. In 2019 he was elected life fellow of the British Academy and appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to architecture.
Follow the work of Forensic Architecture here: https://forensic-architecture.org/
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Music by Esion Noise