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

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The Wall in Battir

Landscape and heritage against the logic of separation
Rafah, Gaza Strip, January 11, 2009. Photo: Iyad El Baba/UNICEF.
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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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Rafah: Black Friday

Report on the war operations of 1-4 August 2014, in Rafah, Gaza
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Nakba Day Killings

Report on the killing of two Palestinian teenagers in Beitunia
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Guatemala: Operacion Sofia

Environmental violence and genocide in the Ixil Triangle
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FORUMS

A distinctive feature of the forums of international tribunals…
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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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PREDICTIVE FORENSICS

Predictive forensics is a mode of investigation concerned with…
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OSTEOBIOGRAPHIES

THE FORENSIC TURN In recent decades, forensic exhumations of…
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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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FIGURE / GROUND

Field Causalities Exhumations are acts of “figuration”…

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Mengele's Skull

Book by Thomas Keenan & Eyal Weizman, Sternberg 2012
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Conflict Shorelines

Colonization As Climate Change In The Negev Desert
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Forensic Architecture

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The Least of All Possible Evils

Book by Eyal Weizman, Verso 2012
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Reporting From The Front

28 May- 27 November 2016, La Biennale di Venezia 2016, Venice
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Photo-Lexic

11 March 2011, Goldsmiths College, London
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Archipelago of Extra-Territoriality

7 - 8 October 2011, with Michel Agier
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Forensic Epidemiology

7 - 8 December 2012, with Patrick Ball, Rony Brauman, Robert Jan Van Pelt
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Forensic Aesthetics at Staedelschule

12 - 14 January 2011, Staedelschule fur Bildende Kunste, Frankfurt
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Networks and Assemblages

20 January 2012, with Graham Harman
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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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Machinic Vision

25 - 27 October 2012, with Trevor Paglen
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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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Fifth Geneva Convention

25 - 26 January 2013, LSE/Centre for Research Architecture
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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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Legal Media

10 - 11 July 2011, Goldsmiths College, London
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The Production of Public Proof

5 Mar 2012, with Bruno Latour
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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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The Aesthetics of Evidence

11 June 2010, UN Human Rights Council, Geneva
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The Everywhere War

10 November 2011, with Derek Gregory
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Earth Objects & the Politics of Ecology

21 January 2012, Barbican Art Gallery, London
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The Architecture of Public Truth

16-17 March 2014, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin
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Forensic Aesthetics

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