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.
Forensic Architecture featured in Goldsmiths’ “Making A Difference” exhibition/conference (6-12 Feb 2013).
Eyal Weizman consulted in RT news report on drones.
Launch of the drone investigation by the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights, in collaboration with Forensic Architecture.
The project sets out to challenge the legal status of white phosphorus munitions, as regulated by current international law. Drawing on existing visual documentation of white phosphorus firings – from news footage, reporters’ photographs or activist and witness videos – Forensic Architecture has collaborated with research firm Situ Studio, human rights lawyers Emily Schaeffer and Michael Sfard, and weapon expert Chris Cobb-Smith, to produce an interactive report on the effects of white phosphorus munitions used in dense urban areas. The interactive report is now public.
Entered into Evidence
An interactive archive of materials entered into evidence during proceedings of the ICTY.
Spatial reconstruction of a shooting based on video footage
Report on the “Left-To-Die Boat”
Heller, Pezzani, Samuels
Lines, Legal Voids and Anomic States
Nicola Perugini (essay)
Forensic Architecture Press 2011
Judy Radul (Legal Media text)
Forensic Architecture Press
June 11 2011
17 February 2012
Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham)
28 Jan – 15 Apr 2012
Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency
RT 6 – Earthly PoisonRoundtable seminar with Sheila Jasanoff, Howard Caygil, Shubhaa Srinivasan, John McAurthur and Peter Atkins
Interview with Tim Thompson
Tim Thompson is Reader in Biological & Forensic Anthropology at Teesside University. 16 December 2011
Exchange Principle | Edmond Locard
Edmond Locard formulated the single most important principle that has shaped the field of forensic science, namely the precept that “every contact leaves a trace”. It posits that in any encounter between bodies, objects, materials, and spaces certain residual traces are deposited and exchanged. These points of contact between entities can be mapped scientifically toRead more…