domenica 25 febbraio 2018

Forensic Architecture

Forensic Architecture’s reconstruction of the abduction of 43 students in Iguala, Mexico in 2014. Photograph: Forensic Architecture

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“I was trying to show that there could be human rights violation by architecture and planning,” he says, “and that architects can be complicit.”

"They are engaged in a game of wits with military and security services. Their arena is shaped by surveillance and data collection – factors that give rise to well-founded fears that they might be abused by power. Forensic Architecture aims to make these techniques benefit rather than harm human rights. In a world saturated by images, where seemingly almost everything is exposed to view, they try to make visible those things that are kept hidden. They prefer to call their activity “counter-forensics”, “forensics” being “the art of the police”.

Forensic Architecture: detail behind the devilry, di Rowan Moore. The Observer, 25 febbraio 2018.

Dal 7 marzo al 6 maggio, a Londra, la mostra Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture. Andrei a Londra solo per questo. E peccato che per altri motivi ci debba passare, ma un paio di settimane dopo.

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