Forensic Architecture is a research project based at Goldsmiths, University of London. The project has assembled a team of architects, artists, filmmakers, activists, and theorists to undertake research that gathers and presents spatial analysis in legal and political forums.

Our investigations provide evidence for international prosecution teams, political organizations, NGOs, and the United Nations. Additionally, the project undertakes critical examinations of the history and present status of forensic practices in articulating notions of public truth.

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Drone Strikes

Investigating covert operations through spatial media
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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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Atacama

Godofredo Pereira
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Mengele's Skull

Book by Thomas Keenan & Eyal Weizman, Sternberg 2012
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FORENSIS

Edited by Forensic Architecture
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COMMON ASSEMBLY

28 Jan - 15 Apr 2012, Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham)
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Threats

17 Dec 2011 - 18 Mar 2012, Museum London (London, ON)
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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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Legal Media

10 - 11 July 2011, Goldsmiths College, London
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Forensic Epidemiology

7 - 8 December 2012, with Patrick Ball, Rony Brauman, Robert Jan Van Pelt
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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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Photo-Lexic

11 March 2011, Goldsmiths College, London
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Forensic Aesthetics

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

Field Causalities Exhumations are acts of “figuration”…
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OSTEOBIOGRAPHIES

THE FORENSIC TURN In recent decades, forensic exhumations of…
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FORUMS

A distinctive feature of the forums of international tribunals…
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DRIFT

If geography expresses in its very etymology the possibility…

Threshold of Detectability | Forensic Architecture

The threshold of detectability is the state of visibility at which an object teeters on the brink of being observable or not observable. This is an epistemologically enriched status in forensic terms. In it the materiality of the thing represented—a building for example—and the materiality of the thing representing that object—a film, digital photo, or […]

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