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.
Examining the status of the voice as a legal object
Spatial reconstruction of a shooting based on video footage
Cabinet Issue 43: Forensics
Edited in collaboration with Eyal Weizman.
The Thick Surface of the Earth
Common Ground: A Critical Reader
Eyal Weizman (essay)
Venice Biennale of Architecture 2012
Image Proofs in Errol Morris’s S.O.P
Susan Schuppli (essay)
12-14 January 2011
The Stadelschule fur Bildende Kunste, Frankfurt
Krimiseries: Evidence, Narrative and the Forensic Imagination
Museum London (Canada)
26 June – 26 Sept 2010
Mac Adams, Deimantas Narkevicius, Raqs Media Collective, Susan Schuppli, Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock
Curator Shauna McCabe
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Interview with Eric Stover
Eric Stover is Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health, University of California at Berkeley.
Stone Tape Theory | Steve Goodman
Proposed in the 1970s as a possible explanation for ghosts. It speculates that inanimate materials can absorb some form of energy from living beings. The hypothesis speculates that this “recording” or track is laid down during moments of high tension, such as murder, or during intense moments of someone’s life. This stored energy can consequently be released,Read more…