BAK, basis voor actuele kunst presents Forensic Justice, an exhibition and a series of public programs with our ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture laureate Forensic Architecture. On the occasion of the opening, on Thursday 18 October from 18.00 hrs onwards, Eyal Weizman (architect, researcher, and Director of Forensic Architecture, London) and Christina Varvia (architect, researcher, and Deputy Director of Forensic Architecture, London) present a lecture on the practice of Forensic Architecture, a London-based independent and interdisciplinary research agency comprised of, among others, artists, scientists, lawyers, filmmakers, and architects.
Forensic Architecture uses novel research and aesthetico-political practice to investigate abuses of human rights and, more broadly, the rights of nature. They provide critical evidence for international courts and work with a wide range of citizen-led activist groups, NGOs, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, as well as with art institutions as significant public forums for distributing the investigations.
The works in the exhibition investigate a variety of reclamations of social and ecological justice. Alongside existing projects, a new investigation into the role of the police in the murder of young Greek rapper Pavlos Fyssas, co-produced with BAK in 2018, is premiered.
On a bi-weekly basis, the public program Propositions #7: Evidentiary Methods takes place to examine and expand upon the notions of “evidence” and “method” in the practice of Forensic Architecture in a series of lectures, screenings, and workshops, co-curated by Nick Axel (architectural theorist and researcher, Amsterdam).