Forensic Aesthetics Day 1, Osteobiographies

Presentations & Roundtables On and With Objects Fri 4 Nov 2011 6.00PM-8.00PM Cabinet Magazine
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Day One. Osteobiographies

"Grave diggers" have, since the middle of the 1980s, been unearthing bones and turning burial sites into an epistemic resource from which the details of war crimes can be reconstructed and brought into the pale of the law. Forensic teams, including archaeologists, anthropologists, pathologists, radiologists, dental experts, bio-data technicians, DNA specialists, and statisticians of all sorts are working in international teams organized by NGOs or sponsored by the United Nations or international tribunals. Their practices mark a shift in emphasis from the living to the dead, from memory and trauma to empirical science, and from subjects to objects in accounting for atrocities.

Follow the links to a detailed event description and DAY TWO schedule.
    • Presentations & Roundtables On and With Objects. Forensic Aesthetics, Day 1
Thomas Keenan, Bard College
Eyal Weizman, Goldsmiths, University of London

Eric Stover, writer and faculty director, The Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley
Grupa Spomenik / Monument Group: Damir Arsenijevic and Milica Tomić, Belgrade, Serbia

Presented by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School and co-sponsored and co-organized with Cabinet Magazine, The Forensic Architecture ERC Project at The Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London, and The Human Rights Project at Bard College, on occasion of the Vera List Center's 2011-2013 focus theme "Thingness."