50 amazing people who are changing our world
This London-based collective takes forensic scientists’ eyes to government and business, using cutting-edge architectural techniques to investigate state violence and human rights abuses around the world. Led by architect Eyal Weizman and based at Goldsmiths, University of London, the group includes architects, artists, filmmakers, software developers, investigative journalists, lawyers, archaeologists and scientists. They combine on-site research with digital modeling and analysis of images and witness testimony to provide compelling recreations of crime scenes that have been used as evidence in courts around the world. In 2018, they were also nominated for the Turner Prize for Art, in recognition of their super elaborate and super innovative architectural designs.
The biggest achievement to date: It is difficult to select a single case, but in 2015 their investigation into the explosions in Rafah city, Gaza, succeeded in locating and mapping hundreds of Israeli strikes (by analyzing the shape and movement of clouds Bombs). He exposed Israel’s controversial military initiative known as the Hannibal Directive – and led to its abandonment.
How they are changing the world: Using art and architecture to draw attention to state crime and miscarriage of justice – with captivating and elegantly packaged evidence that’s ready to be presented in court. Huw oliver
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