311 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002
Sep 15 / 7pm
Investigative Aesthetics in Architecture and Journalism A conversation with Eyal Weizman and Malachy Browne
This evening marks the publication of Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability, an in-depth introduction into the group and its practice. Founded in 2010, Forensic Architecture has developed a new practice for undertaking investigations into political controversies and human rights abuses. Using architecture, media, and algorithmic analysis, Forensic Architecture assembles complex evidence files from a variety of disparate sources, such as new media, remote sensing, material analysis, witness testimony, and crowd-sourcing. The group’s work has already exposed state violence and cover-ups in many places worldwide.
The evening will start with Weizman presenting the group’s most recent investigative work on enforced disappearance in Mexico, after which he will be joined by Malachy Browne of the New York Times to discuss new techniques in open source investigations and civil society forensics, and the impact they are having on investigative journalism.