Forensic Architecture refers to the presentation of spatial analysis within contemporary legal and political forums. The project undertakes research that maps, images, and models sites of violence within the framework of international humanitarian law and human rights. Through its public activities it also situates forensic architecture within broader historical and theoretical contexts.
Forensic Oceanography (FO) is an investigation into the conditions that have caused the death of more than 1500 persons fleeing Libya across the Central Mediterranean in the Spring of 2011 (estimate by UNHCR). FO has so far provided its expertise in spatial analysis to a number of organisations and institutions who have conducting inquiries into these deaths. The project will further seek to devise ways in which a wide range of technologies and media might be used to document violations of human rights at sea and increase accountability in the future.
Spatial reconstruction of a shooting based on video footage
Examining the 18-1/2 minute gap in Watergate Tape 342
The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Activism
Eyal Weizman (essay)
Zone Books, 2012
Essay by Nabil Ahmed in “Third Text”. Edited by T J Demos.
Report on the “Left-To-Die Boat”
Heller, Pezzani, Samuels
The Best of All Possible Walls
6 June 2008
Centre for Research Architecture (London)
The Freedom of Speech Itself
The Showroom (London)
1 Feb – 17 March 2012
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Calendar> No Events
RT – The Everywhere War
PhD Roundtable with Derek Gregory
10 November 2011
Centre for Research Architecture
Radioactive Fossil | Gilles Deleuze
It is as if the past surfaces in itself but in the shape of personalities which are independent, alienated, off-balance, in some sense embryonic, strangely active fossils, radioactive, inexplicable in the present where they surface, and all the more harmful and autonomous.