Forensic Architecture at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Weizman, Eyal. 2016. Forensic Architecture at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. In: "Giardini della Biennale, La Biennale di Venezia", Venice, Italy, 28 May - 27 November 2016. [Show/Exhibition]

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Creators: Weizman, Eyal
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In this exhibition, Forensic Architecture presents elements from four recent investigations. Undertaken at different scales, these cases extend from the micro-analysis of a single ruin from a drone strike in Miranshah, Pakistan, to an urban analysis of the city of Rafah in Gaza under Israeli attack; the death of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, to the environmental violence along the shifting climatic frontiers of desertification and deforestation.

While architecture adds an essential method of investigation, forensics demands of architects the closest attention to the materiality of the built environment and its media representations. It also challenges architectural analysis to be performed publicly and politically in the most antagonistic of forums.

Contributors: Aravena, Alejandro (Curator of an exhibition)
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Departments, Centres and Research Units: Visual Cultures
Date range: 28 May - 27 November 2016
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Event Location: Venice, Italy
Item ID: 26424
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2019 17:34
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 13:34


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