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.

Symposium and film screening with Forensic Architecture

Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm

Symposium was co-organized in collaboration with Eyal Weizman (Haifa/London). He is a professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London and a founding director there of the Centre for Research Architecture at the Department of Visual Cultures.

Founded in 2011, Forensic Architecture is a research agency, based at Goldsmiths, University of London. They undertake advanced architectural and media research on behalf of international prosecutors, human rights organisations and political and environmental justice groups.

The event at Tensta konsthall included the screening of the film 77sqm_9:26min, an investigation into the murder of Halit Yozgat in Kassel, 6 April 2006. The film shows how within the 77 square meters of the Internet café and the 9 minute and 26 second duration of the incident, various actors — including members of migrant communities, a state employee, and the murderers — crossed paths and were architecturally disposed in relation to each other. The screening was followed by a discussion on the microcosm that was visualized through that specific work and the social and political consequences around migrant communities in relation to investigative and juridical processes.

Participating in the event was also Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti from DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency) as well as participants from CuratorLab at Konstfack university and the Silent University at Tensta konsthall.