The Israeli Architect Investigating Bombings in Syria
August 11, 2017 Share

The Israeli Architect Investigating Bombings in Syria

(Report and Edited by Qazi M Fahad)


City streets become a battleground with metaphors and the buildings turn
into targets for bombings box even though innocent people die often the officials
statements explained that the bombs were only dropped on enemy terrorists helping to uncover
the lives wars is forensic architecture through the process of
architectonic re-creation.



The creator of this investigations is the Israeli architect “Eyal Weizman” who had the idea
of examining the streets and buildings as if they were dead bodies.

He expressed his views in an interview in which he said, “Think of us like
pathologists of a building you know sometimes the doctor pathologist would look at
the human body and would say that scratch came from a knife that came from poison or bullets etc
buildings are like mediums of the inscription “.

When a question was being asked to the Israeli architect how do he proceed with his inquiries, he answered, “imagine a bomb falls in Syria minute that happens
hundreds of people would switch on the smart phone and record that the
incident from multiple perspectives in order to tell a story about what
happened you need to sequence those images in time and space you need
to know which one was the first to film from which direction etc and to do that we
have developed a technique called the architectural image complex that is to
say we built architectural models so sometimes urban models some will build the
entire city in 3D and we locate all the perspectives in it and then you can switch each
one of the time and follow the story of what has
taken place”.



In march the U.S Army announced that one of its drones killed a
group of terrorists in the bombing on an al-qaeda facility, however the
forensic architecture team proved that the building was in fact a mosque and that
dozens of civilians were killed.

He explained as “we found the actual architect of the building it would cleanse and there were photographs
there were all videos during construction of what
this place was we have constructed a first blueprint and then a model we
match then all the photographs from inside inside the model so that we could see absolutely
precisely with what was targeted was indeed the mosque and the Americans were lying”.

A question was asked to Weizman about Social Network that Some people refuse Social Networks because the lack of privacy and surveillance and you do the opposites
using these sources to play civilians and government ?

He replied “Yeah so that’s a principle of counter forensics that we re-purpose all the tools all the bad tools
of states no they spy us from everywhere but so you take those techniques
and re-purpose them will turn the gays against the state that will use
those technologies against them as much as it’s possible”.

Forensic architecture receives funds from goldsmith’s and from the european union it’s made up of
the team of architects long with scientists, journalists and graphic designers who
investigate what is invisible even to them when there are no images or documents
they resort to the memory of the victims this is how they recreated
the syrian prison of Slag Nyam one of the world’s most inaccessible places.

Prison of Slag Nyam must be one of the worst places on earth they’re very
very few survivors we’ve built every room that they’ve seen we’ve
reconstructed the sound that they have heared in slowly through a process of
architectural reconstruction memories of what happened to those people
memories that we’re sometimes repressed because they were too painful to be
remembered you could architecture function as doorway into memory.

When he was asked that at the end of investigations what he will find the truth or just another interpretation of the truth ?

He said “There is not another interpretation of the truth. There is a truth states saying that they have monopoly over information
in war so i think that we’re living in a situation where truth is a battlefield
and to have to understand that it’s socially and politically produced
then we have to understand that we do not need to evict a field to the lies of state”.


(Report and Edited by Qazi M Fahad)

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