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.
Guatemala: Operacion Sofia
Between 1960 and 1996 Guatemala suffered one of the most brutal of Latin America’s civil wars. During the conflict more than 200,000 people were killed, about 80 percent of them Maya civilians. “Operacion Sofia”, a scorched earth military campaign undertook in the early 80’s, attempted to systematically destroy the cultural, spiritual and environmental means of survival of entire Mayan communities in the highlands of the country. American historian Gregg Grandin called these successive military operations “The Last Colonial Massacre”.
Constructing new visions of climate change and indigenous rights in Alaska
An investigation into the role of material evidence in transforming territorial agency
The Least of All Possible Evils
Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza
Verso Books 2012
INTERVIEW WITH ALAIN POTTAGE
By Susan Schuppli
30 Nov 2011
Special File: Forensic Architecture
Sept. 2010 – Mar 2011
Devil’s Advocates at DAAR
25 July 2011
Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham)
28 Jan – 15 Apr 2012
Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency
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Scanning Staro Sajmiste / Omarska
Overview of the process of 3D Lidar scanning and GPR scanning of the two sites explored in the investigation Living Death Camps.
Geo-Logic | Susan Schuppli
A mode of anti-humanist reasoning in which the time scales and spatial expressions of history are radically reorganised. In geology fault-lines cut into the rock bedding of earlier material formations creating spatio-temporal mismatches or inclusions as older rock is propelled over much younger geological strata, sedimented, and fired into new aggregate formations. Dolomite provides an example ofRead more…