Press coverage of Turner Prize 2018 announcement

We are honoured to have been nominated for the 2018 Turner Prize. The nomination is for our participation in documenta14, and for our solo shows ‘Counter Investigations’ at the ICA, London, and ‘Towards an Investigative Aesthetic’ at MUAC, Mexico, and MACBA, Barcelona.

The following are highlights from the most recent press coverage surrounding the nomination. Full coverage can be found here.

Turner Prize 2018 tries to make sense of our mad world | BBC News, 26 April 2018

Turner prize 2018: art that asks timely, probing questions | The Guardian, 26 April 2018

4 Turner Prize nominees are announced | The New York Times, 26 April 2018

Reconstructed prisons, racism, and gender politics: Turner prize 2018 shortlist – in pictures | The Guardian, 26 April 2018

Turner Prize 2018 rewards art activists tacking crime, rights and race | BBC News, 26 April 2018

Turner Prize shortlist focuses on conflict, crime and violence | Financial Times, 26 April 2018

Turner prize shortlist is the most ‘political’ to date | The Telegraph, 26 April 2018

Turner Prize 2018 shortlist announced: researchers take on filmmakers | The Independent, 26 April 2018

Turner Prize hopefuls: we’re not artists | The Times, 27 April 2018

Forensic Architects nominated for Turner Prize | London Live, 26 April 2018

Art and science are complementary | Evening Standard, 30 April 2018

Meet Forensic Architecture, the architectural nominees of the 2018 Turner Prize shortlist | Wallpaper, 26 April 2018

Forensic Architecture shortlisted for 2018 Turner Prize | The Architects’ Journal, 26 April 2018

The Turner Prize nominees reflect the social responsibility of art in 2018 | Dazed, 26 April 2018

Who should win, who will win, and how the smartphone dominates the Turner Prize 2018 shortlist | The Art Newspaper, 26 April 2018

Forensic Architecture among 2018 Turner Prize nominees | Archinect News, 26 April 2018

Forensic Architecture shortlisted for Turner Prize 2018 | Dezeen, 26 April 2018

War, violence feature in U.K.’s Turner Prize shortlist | The Daily Star, 26 April 2018

2018 Turner Prize shortlist spotlights moving image artists | Hyperallergic, 26 April 2018

Forensic Architecture shortlisted for the 2018 Turner Prize | Arch Daily, 26 April 2018

Meet Forensic Architecture, the architectural nominees of the 2018 Turner Prize shortlist | Wallpaper, 26 April 2018

Migration and police shootings tackled in highly political Turner Prize 2018 shortlist | The Art Newspaper, 26 April 2018

‘We don’t consider ourselves to be artists’: a team that uses images to solve crimes reacts to their surprise Turner Prize nod | ArtNet, 26 April 2018

Forensic Architecture wins 2018 Princess Margriet Award for Culture

We are delighted to announce that Forensic Architecture have been awarded the 2018 Princess Margriet Award for Culture by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF). The award, presented to ‘artists and thinkers who inspire change in the way people shape societies’, will be given to both ourselves and the Polish NGO and cultural centre Borderlands.

Members of the Forensic Architecture team will travel to Amsterdam in May for the award ceremony at the Stadsschouwburg.

The ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture was launched by the ECF in 2008 and named after the foundation’s former President – Princess Margriet of the Netherlands.

Forensic Architecture a Finalist for the Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics 2016-2018

Launched to recognize the Center’s 20th anniversary, the Vera List Center Biennial Prize for Art and Politics honours an artist or group of artists who have taken great risks to advance social justice in profound and visionary ways. International in scope, the biennial prize is awarded for a particular project’s long-term impact, boldness, and artistic excellence.

The New School will host a conference on 3-4 November 2017 to complement the winning project (Seeds of Change by Maria Thereza Alves), where Forensic Architecture’s Hannah Mezaros-Martin will participate in a panel discussion, together with Gulf Labor, about the visibility and invisibility of the materiality of buildings and infrastructure. This discussion, The House We’re Building (Panel Discussion III on November 4), will explore the visibility of markers of absences and how alignments between organic and non-organic matter can result in affirmative acts of community building.

Register now for this free conference and read more about the Vera List Center and the Biennial Prize here.

Forensic Architecture selected as a Finalist for the INDEX: Award 2017

Forensic Architecture has been selected as one of 56 finalists out of 1,401 nominations for the INDEX: Award 2017, the world’s biggest design prize.

The 56 finalist designs seek to improve the lives of people all over the world while tackling huge global challenges in five categories: Body, Home, Work, Play & Learning, and Community. The winners will be announced at an international ceremony on September 1st in Elsinore, a coastal city north of Copenhagen.

Read more about our nomination on the INDEX: Award website.

Forensic Architecture accepts Peabody-Facebook Award at ceremony in New York City

As previously announced, Saydnaya: Inside a Syrian Torture Prison, a Forensic Architecture investigation undertaken in collaboration with Amnesty International, was chosen as this year’s winner of the Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award for best Interactive Documentary, which was awarded at a luncheon in New York City on 19 May 2017.

There to accept the award on our behalf was Ana Naomi de Sousa, co-director and co-producer of Saydnaya, who gave a poignant speech focusing on the courage and generosity of the six survivors of Saydnaya prison whose trust and testimony made this project what it was. Also in attendance was Sarah Nankivell from Forensic Architecture and Sherine Tadros from Amnesty International.

 

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Saydnaya wins Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award for Interactive Documentary

Forensic Architecture investigation Saydnaya: Inside a Syrian Torture Prison, undertaken in collaboration with Amnesty International, has been selected as one of the 2016 winners of the Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award for best Interactive Documentary. This award is granted by both Peabody and Facebook to honour groundbreaking digital narratives and the technologies used to tell these stories.

Saydnaya Wins Digital Dozen 2016 Award for Breakthroughs in Storytelling

Forensic Architecture investigation Saydnaya: Inside a Syrian Torture Prison, undertaken in collaboration with Amnesty International, has been selected as one of the 2016 winners of the Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling, awarded by the Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab. The honourees were announced on 5 April 2017 in partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in New York.

“Where the Drones Strike” wins Bronze Lovie Award

“Where the Drones Strike,” a project by Forensic Architecture and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism is the 4th Annual Bronze Lovie Award Winner in the category Website: News.

The project was chosen by the expert members of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) out of nearly 1,500 entries submitted from across 30 countries in Europe.  Though there was no gold winner, Vice News won a Silver award, and Wired Italia is a fellow winner of a Bronze.