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Eyal Weizman

Eyal Weizman, Mark Cousins

Mark Cousins in conversation with Eyal Weizman

Following on from the 2014 Extinction Marathon which presented environmental and human crises facing the world today (co-curated with Gustav Metzger) and the 2015 Transformation Marathon, which proposed ways of identifying and effecting change in the face of increasing complexity, the 2016 Miracle Marathon focuses in on ritual, repetition and magical thinking to consider ways in which the imaginary can not only predict, but also play a part in affecting long-term futures. This year, the initial concept for the Miracle Marathon was developed together with artist Sophia Al-Maria.

This track is part of Miracle Marathon

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Eyal Weizman

Eyal Weizman is an architect, professor of spatial and visual cultures and director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2014 he has been a global professor at Princeton University. In 2010 he set up the research agency Forensic Architecture (FA). The work of FA is documented in the exhibition and book FORENSIS(Sternberg, 2014). In 2007 he set up, with Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, the architectural collective DAAR in Beit Sahour, Palestine. This work is documented in the book Architecture After Revolution (Sternberg, 2014). Weizman is on the editorial board of Third Text, Humanity, Cabinet and Political Concepts and he was on the advisory boards of the ICA in London and B’Tselem in Jerusalem, amongst others.