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XXII Triennale di Milano

Dohuk Zawa Mountain, Kita Practice

United Kingdom

Maps of Defiance

Exhibition produced by V&A In collaboration with Art Jameel; supported by British Council; additional support provided by Arts Council England

Maps of Defiance presents Forensic Architecture’s ongoing work with the NGO Yazda in northern Iraq, where it is providing a local documentation team with a toolkit to record spatial data from sites of violence and trauma as evidence of war crimes. Forensic Architecture – an interdisciplinary team of investigators, including artists, architects, archaeologists, filmmakers, software developers, lawyers, and journalists–use innovative digital tools and image capture to enable on-the-ground DIY recording and preservation evidence of genocide and the destruction of cultural heritage. This installation presents how design can directly inform new perspectives and lines of investigation in post-conflict zones.

In August 2014, the Islamic State (ISIL) invaded the Sinjar region of northern Iraq. Their campaign of violence against the ethnic and religious minority, the Yazidi, included systematic killing, torture, and sexual enslavement, and the widespread destruction of their cultural sites.

In April 2018, Forensic Architecture, in collaboration with Yazda, the global Yazidi organization, set out to document crimes committed by ISIL, and to train a ground team to collect evidence to support legal cases against its members.

Visitors will see the process by which this evidence is collected and reconstructed, and insights into the toolkit of DIY methods and advanced digital techniques used with local investigators to re-create three-dimensional models of the destroyed Yazidi sites.

Highlights

Sheikh Hassan Temple reconstruction, Forensic Architecture

Sheikh Mand Temple photography, Forensic Architecture

Sheikh Mand Temple photography, Forensic Architecture

Credits

Commissioned by: British Council

Project Director: Christopher Turner (V&A)

Design Team: Forensic Architecture with Yazda

Curator: Natalie Kane (V&A)

Exhibition Design: Paul Bailey

Architect: ALTOFRAGILE

Project Managers: Catriona Macdonald, Sam Parkin (V&A)

Administering Bodies: V&A; in collaboration with Art Jameel; supported by British Council; additional support provided by Arts Council England.

International Participations

Algeria Australia Austria China Cuba Czech Republic Finland France Germany Italy Lebanon Lithuania Myanmar Netherlands Poland Russia Slovenia Sri Lanka Tunisia United Kingdom USA

EXHIBITIONS

Full
18€
Students
14€
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14€
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Kids up to 16 yo
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Groups accompanist
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Digital Archive Preview

IX Triennale di Milano, 1951<br/>Scalone d’onore, Luciano Baldessarri e Marcello Grisotti, foto Aragozzini
IX Triennale di Milano, 1951
Scalone d’onore, Luciano Baldessarri e Marcello Grisotti, foto Aragozzini
XIV Triennale di Milano, 1968<br/>Scalone d’Onore
XIV Triennale di Milano, 1968
Scalone d’Onore
X Triennale di Milano, 1954<br/>Allestimento della mostra dell’industrial design, Achille e Piergiacomo Castiglioni, Roberto Menghi, Marcello Nizzoli, Alberto Rosselli, Augusto Morello, Michele Provinciali, foto Fortunati
X Triennale di Milano, 1954
Allestimento della mostra dell’industrial design, Achille e Piergiacomo Castiglioni, Roberto Menghi, Marcello Nizzoli, Alberto Rosselli, Augusto Morello, Michele Provinciali, foto Fortunati
Torre Littoria, 1933<br/>Veduta della Torre Littoria, Gio Ponti e Cesare Chiodi
Torre Littoria, 1933
Veduta della Torre Littoria, Gio Ponti e Cesare Chiodi

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