Thomas Keenan (b. 1959, U.S.) teaches media theory, literature, and human rights at Bard College, where he directs the Human Rights Project and helped create the first undergraduate degree program in human rights in the United States. He has served on the boards of a number of human rights organisations and journals, including WITNESS , Scholars at Risk , The Crimes of War Project , The Journal of Human Rights , and Humanity . He is the author of Fables of Responsibility , 1997; Mengele’s Skull , with Eyal Weizman, 2012. He is co-editor, with Wendy Chun, of New Media, Old Media , 2006, 2nd ed. 2015; of The Human Snapshot , with Tirdad Zolghadr, 2013. Flood of Rights , co-edited with Suhail Malik and Tirdad Zolghadr, is forthcoming in 2016. He curated Antiphotojournalism with Carles Guerra, 2010-11 and Aid and Abet, 2011.
Eyal Weizman (b. 1970, Israel) is an architect, Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures, and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2011 Weizman directs the European Research Council funded project Forensic Architecture – on the place of architecture in international humanitarian law. He has worked with a variety of NGOs worldwide, and was a member of the B’Tselem board of directors. He lectured, curated and organised conferences in many institutions worldwide. His books include Mengele’s Skull with Thomas Keenan, 2012; Forensic Architecture , dOCUMENTA 13 notebook , 2012; The Least of all Possible Evils , 2009/2011; Hollow Land , Verso, 2007; A Civilian Occupation , 2003; the series Territories 1,2 and 3, Yellow Rhythms and many articles in journals, magazines and edited books.
Forensic Architecture is a research agency, based at Goldsmiths, University of London, that undertakes advanced architectural and media research on behalf of international prosecutors, human rights organizations, as well as political and environmental justice groups. As an emergent field, Forensic Architecture refers to the production and presentation of architectural evidence – buildings and larger environments and their media representations. Website: http://www.forensic-architecture.org