Forensic Architecture: Hacia Una Estética Investigativa

Named by the New York Times as one of the ten non-fiction books that have marked 2017

Exhibition catalogue from Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics

Edited by MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) and MUAC (Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo)

Contributors: Ferran Barenblit, Yve-Alan Bois, Michel Feher, Hal Foster, Rosario Güiraldes, Adam Lehner, Cuauhtémoc Medina, and Eyal Weizman



Softcover, 176 pages, 22 x 16 cm, 110 illustrations

ISBN: 978-84-92505-87-6


“En el excelente catálogo de la exposición…se puede acabar de entender su pensamiento gracias a las preguntas que le formulan Yve-Alain Bois y Hal Foster. Su estética es un método que se apropia de los mecanismos forenses para aplicarlos a la arquitectura y el urbanismo, y en vez de colaborar con la policía y el Estado, trabaja en su contra: los corrige, los denuncia, los desmiente.”
—JORGE CARRIÓN, The New York Times, 9 July 2017


In 2010 a group of architects, artists, filmmakers, journalists, scientists, and lawyers founded Forensic Architecture (FA), a research agency that investigates state and corporate violence, especially when it impacts upon the built environment. To do this, they produce evidence files comprising building surveys, models, animations, video analyses and interactive cartographies, and present them in forums ranging from the general media to international courts, truth commissions and citizen tribunals.

This publication features six of its recent investigations and it includes an introduction by Cuauhtémoc Medina and Ferran Barenblit, a conversation between Eyal Weizman, Yve-Alain Bois, Hal Foster and Michel Feher, and a postface by the curator Rosario Güiraldes, who highlights the necessity to embrace an engaged aesthetic practice that combines both a critical understanding and tactical use of facts.

This book is only available in Spanish.

Download a PDF of the catalogue here.

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