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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White Phosphorus

The effects of airburst WP munitions in urban environments
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Drone Strikes

Investigating covert operations through spatial media
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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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Threats

17 Dec 2011 - 18 Mar 2012, Museum London (London, ON)
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COMMON ASSEMBLY

28 Jan - 15 Apr 2012, Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham)
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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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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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Photo-Lexic

11 March 2011, Goldsmiths College, London
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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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Earthly Poison

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

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

A distinctive feature of the forums of international tribunals…

Pattern Recognition | Forensic Architecture

What trace is left by a crime that has not yet happened? Predictive forensics, the futurology of contemporary warfare, seeks to trace future crime in the analysis of historical patterns. Signature strikes that target unknown people are based on pattern-of-life recognition detected through signal intercepts, human sources or vertical surveillance. The specific patterns that the […]

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