Special catalog published in 2022 in connection with Louisiana's exhibition, Forensic Architecture - Witnesses, the museum's fifth exhibition in the exhibition series, Architecture Workshops. As a radical research unit, since 2010 Forensic Architecture has investigated numerous cases of state violence – from military interventions, environmental destruction, border violence to killings by the police. The catalog here tells about the absolutely central role that witnesses and testimony play in Forensic Architecture's work. The catalog is in English.
Forensic Architecture uses architectural models, both physical and digital, to intertwine video, image, sound and physical traces. The group analyzes space in the broadest sense of the word and uses the architect's methods and tools to look at the world. Visualizing and drawing in 3D must not only reconstruct a space, but also document what has taken place.
Forensic Architecture operates at the intersection of architecture, journalism, law, computer science and human rights, and the group publishes reports and investigations on various media platforms and exhibits its methods and work in museums and art galleries.
Forensic Architecture's work is used in international courtrooms and investigations. The group is led by architect Eyal Weizman, and includes, in addition to architects, visual artists, researchers, software developers, journalists, lawyers and animators.
Published by: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Number of pages: 144
Release year: 2022