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Counter Investigations: A Survey Exhibition of Forensic Architecture

Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall London SW1Y 5AH


March 7th-May 6th 2018

Opening this month in London, the Institute of Contemporary Arts presents a survey exhibition of the work of Forensic Architecture, the independent research agency founded by Zone author Eyal Weizman.

Click here to learn more about Weizman’s book, Forensic Architecture. Click here for more info on the exhibition. A brief description appears below.

“Counter Investigations presents a selection of recent and new investigations by Forensic Architecture. These address cases including the racist murder of a man in Kassel, Germany by a member of a far-right group, and instances of deferred responsibility by state agencies that have contributed to the deaths of migrants at sea in the Mediterranean. As historically contextualised interrogations of contemporary social and political processes, these investigations put forward a form of ‘counter-forensics’. They serve as sites for the pursuit of public accountability through scientific and aesthetic means, in opposition to the monopolisation of narratives around events by state agencies.

The individual investigations presented function as anchors for public events, workshops and discussions, with the exhibition as the physical infrastructure for the curriculum of a short course in forensic architecture.”