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Forensic Oceanography

Forensic Oceanography (FO) maps the fluid cartographies between Libya and Italy to understand how more than 1500 persons could have perished at sea in the Spring of 2011. http://www.forensic-architecture.org/homepage/fields/investigations/sea FO provided the spatial analysis that lead to the Council of Europe report on NATO’s responsibility for these deaths in the Mediterranean. The Council of Europe [...]

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Posted in FEATURED, NEWS & FEEDS

 

Mengele’s Skull: the Advent of Forensic Aesthetics

Mengele’s Skull The Advent of a Forensic Aesthetic by Thomas Keenan and Eyal Weizman “In this absorbing study, Thomas Keenan and Eyal Weizman show how the politics of human rights was transformed by scientists who treated human remains as a form of photography and photography as a form of human remains. Exposed to all the [...]

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

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Eyal Weizman: The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza

The principle of the “lesser evil”—the acceptability of pursuing one exceptional course of action in order to prevent a greater injustice—has long been a cornerstone of Western ethical philosophy. From its roots in classical ethics and Christian theology, to Hannah Arendt’s exploration of the work of the Jewish Councils during the Nazi regime, Weizman explores [...]

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Posted in forensic architecture, NEWS & FEEDS, UP-COMING

 

Forensic Architecture Web-platform Online

http://www.forensic-architecture.org/ Existing at the intersection of architecture, history, and the laws of war, Forensic Architecture refers to an analytical method for reconstructing scenes of violence as they are inscribed within spatial artefacts and in built environments. It employs new modes of technical visualisation to generate complex knowledge about the spaces and histories of violence; transforming [...]

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Posted in FEATURED, forensic architecture, NEWS & FEEDS

 

Manuel Delanda: Lavas and Magmas

We live in a world populated by structures — a complex mixture of geological, biological, social, and linguistic constructions of materials shaped and hardened by history. Immersed as we are in this mixture, we cannot help but interact in a variety of ways with the other historical construction that surround us, and in these interactions [...]

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Posted in THINK TANK BLOG