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.
Atacama Desert Project
The project consists in a geo-forensic analysis of environmental violence in the Atacama desert. Specifically, Forensic Architecture is producing material and spatial evidence in support of legal claims against CODELCO that are being brought about by the indigenous communities of the Loa basin and the Consejo de Pueblos Atacameños. Based on comparative satellite image-analysis, FA will produce empirical evidence illustrating how the appropriation of water resources and environmental pollutants have affected these populations over time.
An investigation into the role of material evidence in transforming territorial agency
Examining the status of the voice as a legal object
Photoworks 17: Contested Evidence
Charles Heller, Susan Schuppli (essays)
The Advent of Forensic Aesthetics
Thomas Keenan & Eyal Weizman
Sternberg Press, 2012
Lines, Legal Voids and Anomic States
Nicola Perugini (essay)
Forensic Architecture Press 2011
The Production of Public Proof
5 Mar 2012
Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham)
28 Jan – 15 Apr 2012
Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency
Exhibition at HKW Berlin
Interview with Alain Pottage
Alain Pottage is Reader in Property Law at the London School of Economics.
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.