6 comments on “Forensis

    • Forensis is the title of the exhibition, which is why it appears in the post – otherwise I talk only about forensics and forensic architecture….

      • Not really – they are etymologically related. The book whose jacket I show in the post explains it like this:

        ‘Forensics originated from the term “forensis” which is Latin for “pertaining to the forum.” … By returning to forensis this book seeks to unlock forensics’ original potential as a political practice and reorient it. Inverting the direction of the forensic gaze it designates a field of action in which individuals and organizations detect and confront state violations.

        The condition of forensis is one in which new technologies for mediating the “testimony” of material objects—bones, ruins, toxic substances, landscapes, and the contemporary medias in which they are captured and represented—are mobilized in order to engage with struggles for justice, systemic violence, and environmental transformations across the frontiers of contemporary conflict.

      • Got it; thanks.

        On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 5:12 PM, geographical imaginations wrote:

        > Derek Gregory commented: “Not really – they are etymologically > related. The book whose jacket I show in the post explains it like this: > ‘Forensics originated from the term “forensis” which is Latin for > “pertaining to the forum.” … By returning to forensis this book seek” >

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