A new book and exhibition were launched this month which include the results of Dr Caroline Sturdy Colls’ research at Staro Sajmiste in Serbia.
Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth is the culmination of a collaborative partnership between Dr Sturdy Colls and artists, filmmakers, lawyers, and theorists who participated directly in the “Forensic Architecture” project in the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University of London.
The project involved a detailed survey by Dr Sturdy Colls and her team at the former concentration camp at Staro Sajmiste in central Belgrade. The site, which saw thousands of people executed by the Nazis, is now a residential and commercial area – hence it has been branded a “Living Death Camp”.
The “Forensic Architecture” project more broadly examines a variety of other conflict sites and situations where war crimes have been committed.
The exhibition and book were launched at the HKW (Haus der Kulteren der Welt) in Berlin in early March. The exhibition is open until 5th May 2014. Forensis, the book that accompanies it, is published by Sternberg Press.