Forensic Architecture is a research agency based at Goldsmiths, University of London.  It includes a team of architects, scholars, filmmakers, designers, lawyers and scientists to undertake research that gathers and presents spatial analysis in legal and political forums.

We provide evidence for international prosecution teams, political organisations, NGOs, and the United Nations in various processes worldwide.  Additionally, the agency undertakes historical and theoretical examinations of the history and present status of forensic practices in articulating notions of public truth.

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PATTRN

Data-driven, participatory fact mapping for conflict monitoring, citizen journalism, and human rights research

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Nakba Day Killings

Report on the killing of two Palestinian teenagers in Beitunia
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Rafah: Black Friday

Report on the war operations of 1-4 August 2014, in Rafah, Gaza
Our meeting took place in Düsseldorf, Germany, on May 21, 2013. The witness sat with her lawyer and Forensic Architecture’s model maker . The woman—who prefers to remain anonymous—is hoping to communicate the realities of life under drones, and the experience of surviving a strike in which she also lost her brother-in-law.

Drone Strikes

Investigating covert operations through spatial media
Rafah, Gaza Strip, January 11, 2009. Photo: Iyad El Baba/UNICEF.

White Phosphorus

The effects of airburst WP munitions in urban environments
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Bil'in

Reconstructing the death of a Palestinian demonstrator via video analysis
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Atacama

Godofredo Pereira
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OSTEOBIOGRAPHIES

THE FORENSIC TURN In recent decades, forensic exhumations of…
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FORUMS

A distinctive feature of the forums of international tribunals…
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FIGURE / GROUND

Field Causalities Exhumations are acts of “figuration”…
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DRIFT

If geography expresses in its very etymology the possibility…
PARIS, JUNE 25, 1848 / PARIS, JUNE 26, 1848

Eugène Thibault, The Barricade in rue Saint-Maur-Popincourt before and after the attack by General Lamoricière’s troops. June 25 and 26, 1848, daguerrotypes.
Source: Musée d’Orsay / Réunion des musées nationaux.

BEFORE AND AFTER

While photographs are essential for the forensic process, they…

Stone Tape Theory | Steve Goodman

Proposed in the 1970s as a possible explanation for ghosts. The Stone Tape Theory speculates that inanimate materials can absorb energy from living beings. In other words a ‘recording’ or track is laid down during moments of high tension, such as murder. This stored energy can consequently be released, resulting in a display of the […]

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Mengele's Skull

Book by Thomas Keenan & Eyal Weizman, Sternberg 2012
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Photo-Lexic

11 March 2011, Goldsmiths College, London
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Forensic Aesthetics

4 - 5 November 2011, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New York
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Legal Media

10 - 11 July 2011, Goldsmiths College, London
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Forensic Epidemiology

7 - 8 December 2012, with Patrick Ball, Rony Brauman, Robert Jan Van Pelt
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Earthly Poison

24 - 25 May 2013, with Sheila Jasanoff, John McAurther, Peter Atkins, Shubhaa Srinivasan, Andrew Meharg, Howard Caygill
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Activism on the Map

19 - 20 April 2013, with Michel Feher, Gaëlle Krikorian, Laura Kurgan, Meg McLagan
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Devil's Advocates

1 - 2 March 2013, with Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Emilios Christodoulidis, Joanne Mariner, Michael Sfard