The Principal Investigator of the Forensic Architecture research agency, based at Goldsmiths, University of London has released the first detailed introduction to the practice.
In the book, Eyal Weizman, who is also Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths outlines the history, practice, assumptions and potentials of Forensic Architecture.
Established and developed at Goldsmiths, Forensic Architecture analyses International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights violations.
Using animations, 3D models and interactive cartographies, it re-models the events in a precise and accessible manner in order to help pursue those accountable.
Weizman’s book, ‘Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability’, features an extensive selection of images, maps and detailed documents that record the work that goes into an investigation.
These can involve architects, scholars, filmmakers, designers, lawyers and scientists, who undertake research that gathers and presents spatial analysis in legal and political forums.
Forensic Architecture can provide evidence for international prosecution teams, political organisations, NGOs and the United Nations in various processes worldwide.
The Goldsmiths team’s projects include analysis of shrapnel fragments in a room struck by drones in Pakistan, the reconstruction of a contested shooting in the West Bank and the architectural recreation of a secret Syrian detention centre based on the memory of its survivors.
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