Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 6:00pm at Beirut Art Center
A state of ecological impunity enfolds the world today, allowing powerful perpetrators to avoid individual responsibility for environmental destruction and climate breakdown. The state of affairs is marked by missing laws that can otherwise offer protection against ecocide—the crime of our century. INTERPRT is an environmental justice project that uses research and spatial design to address this legal and moral gap through long term investigations and advocacy for the special protection of the environment under international criminal law. 'Living Evidence' is part of INTERPRT’s research on the visual culture of the genealogy of ecocide as well as legal precedences of prosecutions based upon environmental destruction, from the birth of modern international law after the end of the Second World Wa to the present day.
INTERPRT is an independent research project founded by Nabil Ahmed that investigates environmental crimes using transdisciplinary research, architectural methodologies, and spatial analysis. Their work actively advocates for the special protection of the environment through international criminal justice, including the criminalization of ecocide under international law. Their current research focuses on the Pacific region, where they are investigating situations of ecological and climate ecocide.
This talk is part of the I will return, and I will be millions group exhibition, in Home Works 8: A Forum on Cultural Practices.