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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FORENSIS

Edited by Forensic Architecture
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Mengele's Skull

Book by Thomas Keenan & Eyal Weizman, Sternberg 2012
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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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Forensic Epidemiology

7 - 8 December 2012, with Patrick Ball, Rony Brauman, Robert Jan Van Pelt
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Forensic Aesthetics

4 - 5 November 2011, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New York
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Legal Media

10 - 11 July 2011, Goldsmiths College, London
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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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Earthly Poison

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

If geography expresses in its very etymology the possibility…
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OSTEOBIOGRAPHIES

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

Archaeology of the Present | Gilles Deleuze

It is as if, speech having withdrawn from image to become founding act, the image, for its part, raised the foundations of space, the ‘strata,’ those silent powers of before or after speech, before or after man. the visual image becomes archaeological, stratigraphic, tectonic. Not that we are taken back to prehistory (there is an […]

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