Political Plastic

Forensic Architecture

Forensics aestheticizes territorial formations in different ways. The incessantly transforming morphology of conflict zones is the result of relations between a wide multiplicity of agents and the environments in which they are located. The spatial imaginary of these zones corresponds to a political plastic (this is in homage to Joseph Beuys who once called art “social plastic”) and in them conflicting geopolitical forces continuously interact with the materiality of the surface of the earth as they slow into form, or accelerate in a blast. Forms and spatial organizations, rather than the result of a top-down system, are the result of immanent clashes of force.

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