In 2010, British Israeli architect Eyal Weizman established Forensic Architecture, a London-based agency consisting of lawyers, artists, filmmakers, journalists, scientists, and architects. They conduct cross-disciplinary investigative work in zones of conflict and repression, predominantly in Palestine and Israel but also in Serbia, Libya, and Guatemala. By applying to forensic investigation the skills and knowledge particular to architecture—from an understanding of construction to mastery of digital modeling techniques—Weizman and his collaborators have invented a new field in which architecture is simultaneously “the object of investigation, the method of research, and the mode of presentation” (58). Their work has been disseminated through various channels, including the agency's website (http://forensic-architecture.org), an earlier book on “forensic aesthetics” by Weizman and Thomas Keenan, and an exhibit at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.1 Weizman's recent book Forensic Architecture is the latest and most comprehensive presentation of the agency's work.

The Forensic Architecture team...

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