Forensic Architecture nominated for the Turner Prize

VisCult are immensely proud to share the news that Forensic Architecture — the Goldsmiths-based independent research project involving various VisCult staff and students — has been shortlisted for this year’s Turner Prize.

The Tate writes: “In recent years, Forensic Architecture has distinguished itself by developing pioneering methods for spatial investigations of state and corporate violations worldwide.”

The winner of the Prize will be announced in a ceremony in December 2018. In the meantime, you can still see the exhibition “Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture“, on show at the ICA until 13 May 2018.

Professor Eyal Weizman, VisCult lecturer and director of the Centre for Research Architecture, has responded to the nomination on Twitter, asking a pertinent question of the group’s future: “Very surprised and a little overwhelmed by the Turner nomination. Will it help promote FA’s cause and investigations (what matters) or get us subsumed within the arts-financial-complex?”