[artinfo] Study Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths, London
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New MA stream in Forensic Architecture
Call for applications
Centre for Research Architecture
Goldsmiths, University of London
London SE14 6NW
How can architecture investigate urban conflict,
human rights violations, and environmental
This question lies at the heart of a newly
established MA stream in Forensic Architecture.
It expands the pedagogical scope of Goldsmiths'
Centre for Research Architecture by creating an
opportunity for students to engage with the
groundbreaking work carried out by the Forensic
Architecture team led by Professor Eyal Weizman.
Since its foundation in 2011,
Architecture has established itself as an
innovative research agency that undertakes
advanced architectural and media investigations
on behalf of human rights groups, threatened
communities, as well as international and legal
While still continuing to participate in the full
offerings of the Centre's MA in Research
Architecture, students in this stream will work
on a wide range of spatial investigations in
close collaboration with Forensic Architecture
and its network of collaborators, including
scientists, legal practitioners, and NGOs.
Dedicated weekly seminars and workshops will
develop a critical toolbox of mapping and
visualisation techniques, as a well as a space of
theoretical reflection on questions of social,
political, and environmental justice.
About the Centre for Research Architecture
for Research Architecture brings together MA and
PhD students from a wide variety of backgrounds
and disciplines to work through questions of
contemporary culture, politics, media, ecology,
and justice. We offer an alternative to
traditional postgraduate architectural education
through a practice-based environment that
investigates the urgent political conditions of
our time through a combination of fieldwork,
theoretical enquiry, and forms of creative
staff: Professor Eyal Weizman, Dr. Susan
Schuppli, Dr. Lorenzo Pezzani, John Palmesino,
Dr. Louis Moreno
Seminar guests have included: Louise Amoore,
Zygmunt Bauman, Bellingcat, Clare Bishop, Rony
Brauman, Grégoire Chamayou, Teddy Cruz, DAAR,
Keller Easterling, Avery Gordon, Oscar
Guardiola-Rivera, Andrew Herscher, Wolfgang
Kalek, Laura Kurgan, Achille Mbembe, Anne
McClintock, Rob Nixon, Trevor Paglen, Rasha
Salti, Jonas Staal, Hito Steyerl, Grupa Spomenik.
How to apply
Applications for the next academic year (starting
in September 2017) are now open to candidates
from a wide range of backgrounds, including
architecture, law, human rights, conflict
studies, investigative journalism, visual arts,
and many others. Candidates wishing to pursue the
Forensic Architecture MA Stream should express
their interest in their personal statement when
applying to the MA in Research Architecture.
More info <http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-research-architecture/>here.
For more information contact Dr. Lorenzo Pezzani,
<mailto:l.pezzani at gold.ac.uk>l.pezzani at gold.ac.uk.
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