USP Lecture on Environmental investigation
You are all invited to attend this public lecturer facilitated by Dr. Nabil Ahmed on Environmental investigation.
Civil society groups, journalists and citizens today have expanded access to digital tools and open source data to expose state and corporate crime. In a post truth world, forensic truths acquired by non state actors are increasingly admitted in legal contexts and used for advocacy purposes. This public lecture will explore one such practice, where architectural techniques and spatial analysis are used to document environmental crimes and human rights violations, such as on the underreported conflict in West Papua.
DATE: Friday, 16 August 2019
TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
VENUE: USP Emalus Conference Room
BIO: Nabil Ahmed is a transdisciplinary scholar and writer. He is the founder of INTERPRT, a project that investigates environmental crimes and advocates for ecocide. He has written for Third Text, Candide: Journal for Architectural Knowledge, MIT Press, Routledge, Scientific Reports, Archeological and Environmental Forensic Science, among others. He holds a PhD from the Centre for Research Architecture where he is affiliated with Forensic Architecture. He has taught and lectured extensively in the UK and internationally. He is a postdoctoral fellow in the faculty of architecture and design at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).