Living Room / The Right to Host

In 2017-18 I worked with Palestinian architect Sandi Hilal on a short documentary film in the far north of Sweden, near the Arctic circle – an area where Sweden now sends many of its asylum seekers and refugees.  Living Room / The Right to Host is a project that explores the space of the living room in towns and houses where refugees live, especially those coming from places where hosting is an important cultural and political practice. It asks questionsRead more

Peabody award for Saydnaya

The project ‘Saydnaya: Inside a Syrian Torture Prison’, a collaboration between Forensic Architecture and Amnesty International, has been awarded a Peabody-Facebook ‘Futures of Media’ award in New York. We are extremely grateful for this recognition of our work, which we hope can continue to raise awareness of the terrible human rights abuses that continue to occur in Saydnaya and other places like it. We dedicate the award to the survivors of Saydnaya who came forth, with generosity and bravery, to make this project what itRead more

Luanda, Isle of Pleasures: An exhibition for the Oslo architecture triennale

Responding to the theme ‘on residence’ Isle of Pleasures was an installation in collaboration with Portuguese architect Paulo Moreira and Icelandic academic Petur Walforf, and part of the exhibition After Belonging for the The Oslo Architecture Triennale.     Angola’s booming economy has made Luanda a major destination for international migrants, the majority of whom are ‘returning’ from the former colonial power, Portugal. Most end up living in luxurious condominiums, detached from the vibrant city surrounding their homes and workplaces. The Ilha de LuandaRead more

Forensic Architecture at the Venice Biennale

Selected by Alejandro Aravena, the curator of the 15th Architecture Venice Biennale, for the international pavillion, the Forensic Architecture exhibition included various projects and was centred around the reconstruction of a drone strike in Miranshah in Pakistan, which occurred in 2012. More on the Drone Strikes Investigation: Press Coverage: “One of the most powerful confrontations” – Architecture critic Oliver Wainwright in The Guardian: “A haunting room by Forensic Architecture” – Architecture critic Edwin Heathcote in The Financial Times:  Read more