apexart :: Public Program :: The New Cartography

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In conjunction with the exhibition
Decolonized Skies
organized by High&Low Bureau
(Yael Messer and Gilad Reich)

The New Cartography:
Eyal Weizman and Laura Kurgan

in Conversation

Moderated by Mark Wasiuta

Thursday, September 18: 7 pm

apexart is pleased to present The New Cartography: Eyal Weizman and Laura Kurgan in Conversation, a discussion between two experts on the cutting edge of non-militaristic aerial data collection and analysis.

Kurgan and Weizman will discuss the implementation and implications of new, multiplatform cartographic practices that employ drones, satellite imagery, census data, personal narratives, and onsite drawings, among other resources.

This event is free and open to the public.

Laura Kurgan is Associate Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation, and Planning at Columbia University, where she is Director of the Spatial Information Design Lab (SIDL) and the Director of Visual Studies. Her work explores things ranging from digital mapping technologies to the ethics and politics of mapping, new structures of participation in design, and the visualization of urban and global data. Her recent research includes a multi-year SIDL project on "million-dollar blocks" and the urban costs of the American incarceration experiment, and a collaborative exhibition on global migration and climate change. Her work has appeared at the Cartier Foundation in Paris, the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Whitney Altria, MACBa Barcelona, the ZKM in Karlsruhe, and the Museum of Modern Art (where it is part of the permanent collection).

Eyal Weizman is an architect, Professor of Visual Cultures, and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2011 he also directs the European Research Council funded project, Forensic Architecture—on the place of architecture in international humanitarian law. Since 2007 he is a founding member of the architectural collective DAAR in Beit Sahour/Palestine. Weizman has been a professor of architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, has taught at the Bartlett (UCL) in London at the Stadel School in Frankfurt, and is a Professeur invité at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. He has lectured, curated, and organized conferences in many institutions worldwide.

Mark Wasiuta teaches at GSAPP Columbia University where he is Director of Exhibitions and Co-Director of Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture. He studied at the University of British Columbia, Princeton University, and Harvard University. He is the recipient of recent grants from the Graham Foundation, NYSCA, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Banff New Media Institute. Recent exhibitions curated with various collaborators include, Tony Oursler, UFOs and Effigies, No Longer Art: Salvage Art Institute, Collecting Architecture Territories, and Operator’s Exercises: Open Form in Film and Architecture. He is co-editor and co-author of Dan Graham’s New Jersey, and has recent articles published in Domus, Art Lies, Praxis, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, and Explorations. Forthcoming projects include the exhibitions Environmental Communications: Contact High, Love and Gravity. Buckminster Fuller’s World Game, and the publication, Environments and Counter Environments. Experimental Media in Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, MoMA, 1972.

Please join us for this apexart event.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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