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.
An investigation into the role of material evidence in transforming territorial agency
Exploring new methods to reconstruct scenes of violence from their recorded traces in media.
June 15 2012
Notes on Radical Meteorology
Nabil Amhed (essay)
Forensic Architecture Press
Susan Schuppli (essay)
Conference / PhD Roundtable
7 – 8 Dec 2012
Robert Jan Van Pelt
Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham)
28 Jan – 15 Apr 2012
Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency
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Clyde Snow – Mengele lecture
Lecture/slide show by Prof. Clyde Snow, forensic Anthropologist, on the remains of Josef Mengele
Nullum Crimen Sine Lege | Nicola Perugini
Literally speaking, this Latin expression, deriving from Roman law and absorbed within many Western and non-Western codes, means “no crime without correspondent law”. The axiom nullum crimen sine lege is conventionally adopted and assumed as the basis of modern criminal legislation. The axiom has also a disciplinary nature. Indeed, its ultimate nature is a liberal-disciplinary one. It is fundamentallyRead more…