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
Rafah, Gaza Strip, January 11, 2009. Photo: Iyad El Baba/UNICEF.

White Phosphorus

The effects of airburst WP munitions in urban environments
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Nakba Day Killings

Report on the killing of Nadeem Nawara and Mohammad Mahmoud Odeh Abu Daher, Beitunia, May 15th, 2014
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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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FORENSIS

Edited by Forensic Architecture
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Mengele's Skull

Book by Thomas Keenan & Eyal Weizman, Sternberg 2012
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Forensis

15 March – 5 May 2014, HKW (Berlin)
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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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Photo-Lexic

11 March 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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Legal Media

10 - 11 July 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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Earthly Poison

24 - 25 May 2013, with Sheila Jasanoff, John McAurther, Peter Atkins, Shubhaa Srinivasan, Andrew Meharg, Howard Caygill

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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…
PARIS, JUNE 25, 1848 / PARIS, JUNE 26, 1848

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…

Negative Evidence | Forensic Architecture

This term indicates an absence of material evidence that is evidence in itself. Negative evidence can, potentially, be used to dismantle complex constructions and networks of knowledge. It is like an antibody to the practice of producing complex data assemblages.

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