[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
United Kingdom

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
The <http://www.gold.ac.uk/architecture/>Centre 
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.

For general enquiries about admissions visit our 

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