Forensic Architecture (FA) is an investigative research agency based at Goldsmiths, University of London. FA’s investigations employ pioneering techniques in spatial analysis, open source investigation, digital modelling, immersive technologies, situated testimony, and machine learning. FA work ranges across topics including drone warfare, police violence, border regimes, cybersurveillance, and environmental violence. FA’s findings are presented to the public through video reports, media partnerships, web platforms, and major gallery exhibitions. FA pursues accountability with and alongside the communities experiencing repression and human rights violations, by putting technical expertise at their service.
Since its founding in 2010, FA has published work on more than a dozen cases in Palestine and Israel, investigating police killings, airstrikes, herbicidal warfare, land dispossession, and cybersurveillance. Its work has been presented in Israeli courts, and cited by the UN and the International Criminal Court and has caused the Israeli state to respond and, in some instances, issue retractions. Cases FA has researched include:
- Living Architecture in Gaza (February 2022)
- The Extrajudicial Execution of Ahmed Erakat (February 2021)
- The Beating of Faisal Al-Natsheh (February 2020)
- Conquer and Divide (June 2019)
- Herbicidal Warfare in Gaza (July 2019)
- The Killing of Rouzan Al-Najjar (April 2019)
- Destruction and Return in Al-Araqib (June 2017)
- Lethal Warning: The Killing of Luai Kahlil and Amir Al-Nimrah (December 2018)
- Stopping the Wall in Battir (January 2015)
Learn more about Forensic Architecture & follow their work:
- Website: https://forensic-architecture.org/
- Twitter: @ForensicArchi
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* FMEP awarded a donation to The British Schools & Universities Foundation, in support of its work with Goldsmiths, University of London – which hosts Forensic Architecture.