Contemporary conflict increasingly takes place in densely populated and mediatised environments. Accounts of human rights violations that occur within them abound, but are often distorted or simply muted by official narratives. Investigative access to these sites is primarily a privilege of the state.
Forensic architecture, a multidisciplinary research agency based in Goldsmiths, University of London, undertakes spatio-temporal analysis of crime scenes in an attempt to procure otherwise obscured pieces of evidence, and make them available for public dialogue. In a world of alternative facts and increasing surveillance the group inverts the gaze through an investigative practice that cross-pollinates the fields of activism, academia, technology and aesthetics.
UNEARTHING STATE VIOLENCE, lecture and workshop
This lecture followed by a workshop will take participants through recent Forensic Architecture projects in order to offer an insight into the group’s research methods and challenges.
The lecture and workshop by Simone Rowat and Stefanos Levidis has been organized by the Museum of Contemporary Arts - Skopje as part of their interdisciplinary program Radical Education in collaboration with the British Council, as part of their PLAYUK program. Their biographies can be found bellow.