Forensic Architecture, an independent research agency based at Goldsmiths, University of London, is exhibiting alongside other Turner Prize nominees at Tate Britain.
The Turner Prize 2018 exhibition, which opens today (26 September 2018), will run until 6 January 2019 and is free for under-25s for the first 25 days.
The agency was shortlisted for its participation in documenta 14 and their solo exhibitions Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture at the ICA in London, Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics at MACBA Barcelona and Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics at MUAC Mexico. The jury praised Forensic Architecture for developing highly innovative methods for sourcing and visualising evidence relating to human rights abuses around the world, used in courts of law as well as exhibitions of art and architecture.
Also shortlisted is Glasgow-based artist Charlotte Prodger, who studied for a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths 1997-2001, and whose work includes Bridgit, filmed entirely on her iPhone.
The winner will be announced in December at an awards ceremony broadcast live on the BBC.
Seven Goldsmiths graduates or staff have gone on to win the coveted award including Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley and most recently, Laure Prouvost in 2013.
Forensic Architecture is based in the Department of Visual Cultures. Goldsmiths will be offering two optional modules engaging with the work of Forensic Architecture and the Centre for Research Architecture more broadly. These are open to final year students studying in all BA programmes across college, with 10 places ring-fenced for Visual Cultures students.