Dr. Samaneh Moafi, Assistant Director of Research at Forensic Architecture (London, UK), discusses her work and converses with the audience about the use of architectural techniques and technologies to investigate cases of state violence, violations of human rights and environmental destruction. This event marks the opening of the Research Festival Making (in) the Unforeseen of Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) in Rotterdam. The event is hosted by WdKA and Het Nieuwe Instituut and will be moderated by Setareh Noorani, researcher at Het Nieuwe Instituut.
- 19:15–19:30: Doors open
- 19:30–19:35: Start of event
- 19:35–19:45: Introduction by Miriam Rasch
- 19:45–20:30: Lecture by Samaneh Moafi
- 20:30–20:55: Q&A with Samaneh Moafi with moderation by Setareh Noorani
- 20:55–21:00: Closing word by Setareh Noorani
- 21:00–22:00: Drinks
Research Festival: Making in the Unforeseen
This event is a collaboration between Willem de Kooning Academy and Het Nieuwe Instituut, and is the opening event of the Research Festival Making (in) the Unforeseen of WdKA which takes place from 25 January through 27 January 2023 in Rotterdam. What do you see when you look ahead? The future may seem to have already arrived, but it is something that we make together, within the limitations of the present and the given. That takes time, care, and attention – and making space for the unforeseen.