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.



Using video testimony smuggled out of North Waziristan (Pakistan), Forensic Architecture performed a spatial analysis of a drone strike that took place there on 30 March 2012 and used this to reconstruct and interrogate the event. The footage revealed a great deal beyond what appeared to be chaotic images of rubble and ruin. In particular, it also shed light on the conditions involved in documenting such violent events in Waziristan.

This investigation will be displayed as part of Forensic Architecture – Towards an Investigative Aesthetics at MACBA from 28 April – 15 October 2017.


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

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Al-Jinah Mosque

US airstrike in Al-Jinah, Syria: Assessment confirms building targeted was a functioning mosque, US misidentification possibly cause of civilian casualties.
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PRELIMINARY RESULTS: Kassel_6.April.2006

A counter investigation into the murder of Halit Yozgat.
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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


If geography expresses in its very etymology the possibility…


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


Field Causalities Exhumations are acts of “figuration”…


Forensic architecture refers to the practice of building surveyors…


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.


While photographs are essential for the forensic process, they…
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A distinctive feature of the forums of international tribunals…


Predictive forensics is a mode of investigation concerned with…
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Violence at the Threshold of Detectability

Reporting From The Front

La Biennale di Venezia 2016, 28 May - 27 November
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3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, 22 October – 20 November 2016

Urban-Data Complex

Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions 2017: Multiple Future, Tokyo, 10 - 26 February 2017
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The Data Battlefield at FOMU

Forensic Architecture featured in The Data Battlefield, an exhibition within the Braakland project at Fotomuseum (FOMU) Antwerp.
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Lecture and Exhibition Opening: Evidence, Activism, and the Law in the Age of Post-Truth

To mark the opening of the exhibition Forensic Architecture at MACBA, this debate between Baltasar Garzón, Yolanda Álvarez, and Manuel Vergara will focus on the use of evidence, activism, the law and politics in the so-called age of post-truth.
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Forensic Architecture at MACBA

Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics will be exhibited at MACBA (Barcelona) from April 28 - October 15, 2017.
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Jonathan Littell: Wrong Elements

Free screening of Wrong Elements, a 2017 documentary by Jonathan Littell. Followed by a discussion between the writer and filmmaker Jonathan Littell and Eyal Weizman.
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Book Launch and Lecture: Forensic Architecture

On the occasion of the launch of this new title by Eyal Weizman, Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability, Weizman will be joined around the table by John Palmesino and a human rights lawyer to discuss the different ways in which architecture could become an investigative practice.

Are We Human?

3rd Istanbul Biennale

Design & Violence

Forensic Architecture exhibits the Bomb Cloud Atlas at the Dublin Science Gallery.

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Forensic Architecture will be participating in the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, titled REPORTING FROM THE FRONT, curated by Alejandro Aravena
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Constellation.s- Arc en Rêve

Forensic Architecture will be exhibiting in constellation.s at the Architecture Center Arc en Rêve
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Big Bang Data at Somerset House

Forensic Architecture is participating in the Big Bang Data exhibition at the Somerset House

Artefact 2016 - STUK - Up in the Air

Forensic Architecture will participate in Artefact 2016, Up in the Air at STUK.
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Ground Truth

Forensic Architecture, in partnership with Zochrot's Visual Research Lab and the Al-Araqib village, host a one day temporary exhibition in the Negev.
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The Art of Control - Hacking Habitat

Forensic Architecture will be participating in The Art of Control exhibition with Hacking Habitat, Utrecht.
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The Art of Control- Hacking Habitat

Forensic Architecture will be exhibiting collaborated work with ScanLab from the Living Death Camps case for The Art of Control exhibition.
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The Shenzehn Bi-City Biennale

Forensic Architecture will be participating in the Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture 2015, the theme of which is Radical Urbanism

The Other Architect - CCA

Forensic Architecture is currently participating in The Other Architect, an exhibition focusing on architecture’s potential to identify the urgent issues of our time.
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Eyal Weizman at the Wall Institute in Vancouver

Eyal Weizman presents new work at the Wall Institute.

Terms of Media II: Actions - Brown University

Eyal Weizman givina lecture at Brown University as part of the Terms of Media II: Actions Conference.

Eyal Weizman at Proa

Eyal Weizman will be introducing the FORENSIS exhibition at Proa, and presenting some of the recent work from Forensic Architecture.

Social Glitch

Forensic Architecture participates in Social Glitch

BURDEN OF PROOF - Photographers' Gallery

Forensic Architecture's participation at the Burden of Proof exhibition, at the Photographer's Gallery
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FORENSIS at Proa - extension

FORENSIS exhibition at Fundacion Proa
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Francesco Sebregondi in Brussels

Francesco Sebregondi, a research fellow for Forensic Architecture,…

Tactical Tech Workshop

Hands-on Data Politics workshop with Tactical Tech Collective…