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Read more about the research projects being pursued by our staff.

Forensic Architecture

Rafah investigation

Forensic Architecture undertakes advanced spatial and media investigations into cases of human rights violations, with and on behalf of communities affected by political violence, human rights organisations, international prosecutors, environmental justice groups, and media organisations. 

Forensic Architecture

Hostile Environments

Hostile Environments

Hostile Environments refers to a process of making space unliveable for some. It bears an eerie resemblance with the ways in which other, more “natural” environments have been turned into spaces of hostility for migrants. It aims to rethink conventional understandings of both environment and displacement and to connect struggles around migration, borders and environmental justice in new, unexpected ways.

Hostile Environments

Learning from Ice

Ice Core WAIS

Learning from Ice investigates the politics of cold focusing on cryospheric environments from the Circumpolar North to tropical mountain glaciers in the Himalayas. It examines the ways in which these ecologies operate as vast information networks composed of material as well as socio- cultural sensors. It aims to highlight the many different practices that produce situated knowledge of climate change from the study of the past using ice cores to the lived experiences of communities and local observations of indigenous people. It locates itself within the emergent field of the Ice Humanities.

Learning from Ice

Topological Atlas

Topological Atlas trajectories

Topological Atlas investigates contemporary borders through following a migrant trajectory from Pakistan towards Europe. It mobilises techniques of mapping, spatial analysis and visualisation to produce visual counter-geographies of geopolitical border regimes from the perspective of the undocumented. The project conceptualises borders as pervasive infrastructures for the production of illegality, while the topological atlas is developed as a set of tools for analysing and intervening within this landscape.

Topological Atlas