Practicing Platforms



Franc Camps-Febrer / Forensic Architecture 06-06-2018



This session will focus on the process of design and development of platforms, tools and experiences in the realm of human rights investigations. More specifically, we will look at how the process of design and development becomes central part of the investigation.

The session will present an overview of some of the projects at Forensic Architecture for which the development of a platform is a central component and how incorporating design and technology has affected thinking in investigative practice. We will examine how the design of a digital navigational experience for evidence becomes entangled and coordinated with the work of architectural researchers, lawyers and journalists.

We will attempt to characterize how the process of design investigation in itself is part of a methodology research practice that aims to generate new ways of thinking of the role of design in an emboldened civil society that aims to take a central role on defining what justice is, and how we reclaim and question the circumstances and aesthetics of forensics.



Franc Camps-Febrer is a designer, digital artist and technologist, and current design technologist lead at Forensic Architecture, a research investigative agency made of artists, architects and researchers. Franc designs tools and experiences for navigation and exploration of evidentiary narratives, working at the intersection of his background in design, art and science.

Forensic Architecture is a Turner Prize-nominate agency that produces new forms of documentation that are exhibited in legal forums and museums around the world.

Franc holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art in London, a BSc in Physics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and is an alumnus of the School for Poetic Computation in New York.