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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MSF Supported Hospital

Attack on MSF supported hospital in al-Hamidiah, Idlib, Syria on 15 February 2016
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M2 Hospital

Pro-Government strikes on M2 hospital (Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Hospital) in Aleppo
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Umm al-Hiran

Investigation of the events of January 18th 2017, in the Northern Negev
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Saydnaya

Inside a Syrian Torture Prison
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PREDICTIVE FORENSICS

Predictive forensics is a mode of investigation concerned with…
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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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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…
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THRESHOLD OF DETECTABILITY

Some drone-fired missiles can drill a hole through the roof before…
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OSTEOBIOGRAPHIES

THE FORENSIC TURN In recent decades, forensic exhumations of…
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ARCHITECTURAL FORENSICS

Forensic architecture refers to the practice of building surveyors…
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DRIFT

If geography expresses in its very etymology the possibility…
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The Least of All Possible Evils

Book by Eyal Weizman, Verso 2012
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Mengele's Skull

Book by Thomas Keenan & Eyal Weizman, Sternberg 2012
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Forensic Architecture

dOCUMENTA 13 Artist Book n° 062, Eyal Weizman
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Conflict Shorelines

Colonization As Climate Change In The Negev Desert
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Urban-Data Complex

Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions 2017: Multiple Future, Tokyo, 10 - 26 February 2017
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Reporting From The Front

La Biennale di Venezia 2016, 28 May - 27 November
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Ape Law

3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, 22 October – 20 November 2016
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The Architecture of Public Truth

16-17 March 2014, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin
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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
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Fifth Geneva Convention

25 - 26 January 2013, LSE/Centre for Research Architecture
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Forensic Epidemiology

7 - 8 December 2012, with Patrick Ball, Rony Brauman, Robert Jan Van Pelt
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Machinic Vision

25 - 27 October 2012, with Trevor Paglen
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The Production of Public Proof

5 Mar 2012, with Bruno Latour
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Landscapes of Memory

28 February 2012, lecture by Caroline Sturdy-Colls
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Earth Objects & the Politics of Ecology

21 January 2012, Barbican Art Gallery, London
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Networks and Assemblages

20 January 2012, with Graham Harman
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The Everywhere War

10 November 2011, with Derek Gregory
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Forensic Aesthetics

4 - 5 November 2011, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New York
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Archipelago of Extra-Territoriality

7 - 8 October 2011, with Michel Agier
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Legal Media

10 - 11 July 2011, Goldsmiths College, London
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Where the genocide was, there shall the political subject be

13 May 2011, with Grupa Spomenik/Monument Group
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Photo-Lexic

11 March 2011, Goldsmiths College, London
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Forensic Aesthetics at Staedelschule

12 - 14 January 2011, Staedelschule fur Bildende Kunste, Frankfurt
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The Aesthetics of Evidence

11 June 2010, UN Human Rights Council, Geneva
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The Best of All Possible Walls

6 June 2008, lecture by Eyal Weizman