Book Launch: The Roundabout Revolutions and The Conflict Shoreline by Eyal Weizman

Book Launch: The Roundabout Revolutions and The Conflict Shoreline by Eyal Weizman

Book Launch: The Roundabout Revolutions and The Conflict Shoreline by Eyal Weizman
September 22, 2015

Join us for the launch of Eyal Weizman’s latest books The Roundabout Revolutions, published by Sternberg Press (2015), and The Conflict Shoreline, published by Steidl in association with Cabinet Books (2015).

The event will include a presentation by Weizman and a conversation with Nikolaus Hirsch, Sina Najafi, and Brian Kuan Wood.

Eyal Weizman
The Roundabout Revolutions

One common feature of the wave of recent revolutions and revolts around the world is not political but rather architectural: many erupted on inner-city roundabouts. In thinking about the relation between protest and urban form, Eyal Weizman starts with the May 1980 uprising in Gwangju, South Korea, the first of the “roundabout revolutions,” and traces its lineage to the Arab Spring and its hellish aftermath. The Roundabout Revolutions is the sixth volume in the Critical Spatial Practice series edited by Nikolaus Hirsch and Markus Miessen.

Eyal Weizman and Fazal Sheikh
The Conflict Shoreline: Colonization as Climate Change in the Negev Desert

This book, with text by theorist Eyal Weizman and photographs by artist Fazal Sheikh, investigates the long history of the use of climate change as a political tool along the threshold of the Negev Desert and its effects on the region’s Bedouin population. The Conflict Shoreline brings together a wide array of materials, ranging from documents, maps, and contemporary photographs to historical aerial imagery, remote sensing data, state plans, court testimonies, and nineteenth-century travelers’ accounts.

Revolution, Infrastructure, Climate change

Eyal Weizman is Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures and founding director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2010 he founded the research agency Forensic Architecture and directs it ever since.

Brian Kuan Wood is an editor of e-flux journal.

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