Forensic Architecture (FA) is a research agency, based at Goldsmiths, University of London, investigating human rights violations including violence committed by states, police forces, militaries, and corporations. FA works in partnership with institutions across civil society, from grassroots activists, to legal teams, to international NGOs and media organisations, to carry out investigations with and on behalf of communities and individuals affected by conflict, police brutality, border regimes and environmental violence.
Our investigations employ cutting-edge techniques in spatial and architectural analysis, open source investigation, digital modelling, and immersive technologies, as well as documentary research, situated interviews, and academic collaboration. Findings from our investigations have been presented in national and international courtrooms, parliamentary inquiries, and exhibitions at some of the world’s leading cultural institutions and in international media, as well as in citizen’s tribunals and community assemblies.
This is the first installation of Forensic Architecture Reports, a series of books each dedicated to a single FA investigation, with insights into the agency’s research methodologies, additional texts from and interviews with collaborators, and dossiers of documents that shaped the investigation in question.
Forensic Architecture Reports is a series of books each dedicated to a single investigation chosen for its political, cultural, and theoretical relevance. Incorporating texts by and conversations with Forensic Architecture’s collaborators and stakeholders, these books identify in the minute details of investigated incidents threads that lead to larger systemic conditions and help reveal the broader legal and political histories that enabled these crimes. Each book also includes a dossier of documents – official announcements, correspondence, media articles, and emails – that demonstrate the frictions an investigation encounters in the world, and how its conclusions come to be received, accepted, contested, or denied.
23.5 × 16.5 cm