Forensic Architecture, Point of View
Glasgow School of Art

Event Type:

Architecture Friday Lecture


Reid Auditorium, Reid Building, 164 Renfrew Street


29 Nov 2019
15:00 - 17:00



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Forensic Architecture, Point of View

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‘Points of View’


Forensic Architecture:

Forensic Architecture (FA) is a research agency, established in 2010 and based at Goldsmiths University of London. The team began to engage in case work and investigations while developing their research culture through a series of seminars at Goldsmith's Centre for Research Architecture. The work undertaken involves 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. The team includes architects, software developers, filmmakers, investigative journalists, artists, scientists and lawyers, and is led by Eyal Weizman, Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths. Forensic Architecture's investigations are concerned with state and corporate violence, human rights violations and environmental destruction all over the world. The work often involves open-source investigation, the construction of digital and physical models, 3D animations, virtual reality environments and cartographic platforms.Within these environments photographs, videos, audio files and testimonies are positioned to reconstruct and analyse violent events. Digital models are also used as tools for interviewing survivors of violence, finding new ways to access and explore memories of trauma.