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2021 Programme Announcement Curatorial Events Online event Talk

Registration open for New Now Next with Eyal Weizman


The founding director of Forensic Architecture will be in conversation with Shumon Basar as part of the IAF’s ongoing New Now Next talks series on 9 September 2021.

New Now Next: Eyal Weizman, moderated by Shumon Basar
Thursday 9 September 2021,
Registration open – click here to book your place to attend.

Now in its ninth year, in 2021 New Now Next takes place online and virtually for the second time, enabling a wider domestic and international audience to connect with the events.

Having kicked off with a talk by Kate Orff in May, our 2021 series resumes in September with a conversation with Eyal Weizman, founding director of Forensic Architecture and Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. The talk will be moderated by writer, editor and curator Shumon Basar. Registration for this event is now open – click here to book your place to attend.

Our 2021 series will conclude with a conversation between 2021 Pritzker Laureates Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal and 2020 Pritzker Laureates Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara in November. Find out more about New Now Next 2021.

New Now Next is supported by Arup. All events are free.

Photo: Eyal Weizman, by David Ausserhofer / Robert Bosch Academy.

Accessibility: The Irish Architecture Foundation endeavours to offer programmes that are accessible and inclusive to all. We offer live closed captioning at our public seminars.

Should you have additional accessibility needs please do not hesitate to contact us at production@architecturefoundation.ie


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. In 2020 he was elected the Richard von Weizsäcker fellow at the Bosch Academy.

Eyal studied architecture at the Architectural Association, graduating in 1998. He received his PhD in 2006 from the London Consortium at Birkbeck, University of London.

Shumon Basar is a writer, editor and curator. His latest book is, “The Extreme Self”, co-authored with Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist, which also appeared as an exhibition entitled, “Age of You” at the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai and MOCA Toronto. Shumon is also Commissioner of the Global Art Forum in Dubai; a member of the Fondazione Prada Thought Council; and has editorial positions at Tank, Bidoun, 032c and Flashart magazines.


Scene overview from The Killing of Mark Duggan investigation. FA's rendering of the moment Duggan steps out of the minicab, surrounded by police officers. © FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE, 2021
Still from The Killing of Tahir Elçi reconstruction. FA traced the trajectory of each person as they moved through the scene, the movement of each camera, and the approximate direction in which many of the shots were fired. FA zeroed in on six shots, one of which was likely the shot which killed Elçi. © FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE, 2021
Still from Killing in Umm al Hiran investigation. Highlighted ‘cones of vision’ indicate what is visible in the footage made available to PCATI and Forensic Architecture—and what is not. © FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE, 2021