The importance of Forensic Architecture

Watch Robert Trafford explain how FA works

04.11.2021  |  by Cato Verhoeven  |  Designalism

Robert Trafford is a project coordinator at Forensic Architecture. His work consists of open source research, data mining and analysis, writing and editing for scripts and exhibitions and the occasional reporting.

Forensic Architecture (FA) is a research agency based at Goldsmiths, University of London. They investigate human rights violations, including violence committed by states and police forces. For their investigations, they use cutting-edge techniques in open source investigation, digital modelling and spatial and architectural analysis. Their findings are presented both nationally and internationally.

Want to know more about how Forensic Architecture investigates a murder and why their work is so important? Watch the video below.

On June 9 2021, ACED organised Designalism: Design + Journalism, a live talk show about the intersection of design and journalism. Watch the full show on our YouTube channel. This evening was in collaboration with Beeld en Geluid Den Haag.


Anouk Slingerland

Event Producer

Augustina Lavickaite

Intern Design

Cato Verhoeven

Intern Journalism

IJsbrand van Veelen


Jasper Schelling

Head of Technologies

Mateo Broillet

Graphic Designer

Noortje van Eekelen

Creative Director

Robert Trafford

Guest Speaker