They were, those people, a kind of solution

The project They were, those people, a kind of solution is funded through European Union’s Creative Europe program.

As a part of the Exhibition Soon Enough: Art in Action


Forensic Architecture
Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm
07/02/2018 – 29/04/2018

77sqm_9:26min, Counter investigation of Andreas Temme’s testimony on the murder of Halit Yozgat in Kassel, April 6, 2006, 3-channel video, sound, 24 min, 2017

77sqm_9:26min is a commission by the People’s Tribunal – Unraveling the NSU Complex and was presented at Documenta 14 in Kassel in 2017, as part of the Society of Friends of Halit within cities and buildings, are now caught on camera and often made available almost instantly. The premise of Forensic Architecture is that analysing violations of human rights and international humanitarian law (IHL) in urban, media-rich environments requires modelling dynamic events as they unfold in space and time, creating navigable 3D models of sites of conflict and the creation of animations and interactive cartographies on the urban or architectural scale.

These techniques allow FA to present information in a convincing, precise, and accessible manner – qualities which are crucial for the pursuit of accountability. The techniques of architectural analysis also enable them to generate new insights into the context and conduct of urban conflict. Combining these novel approaches, they have built a track record of decisive contributions to high-profile human rights investigations, providing forms of evidence that other methods cannot engage with. They often undertake collaborative investigations with partners. In the past, these have included human rights organisations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Centro para la Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos, B’tselem, Al Mezan and Migeurop. They have also worked with international prosecutors, international offices such as the UN Special Rapporteur for Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, and reporters from The Intercept and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, sharing their work with the public via leading research and cultural institutes. Their main beneficiaries are always the victims of human rights violations, and communities in conflict zones or otherwise subject to state failure or violence.