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Lines of Inquiry
MA Class of 2019 (Forensic Architecture Studio)
2019



The texts gathered in this volume emerge out of the investigations developed by the students of the MA studio in Forensic Architecture. Each of these projects avoids taking the comfortable stance of detached, “learned” criticism that still abounds in academia. Rather, they speak to the desire of somehow implicating oneself in a given social, political, and environmental conflict, while at the same time resisting the imperative of mechanical reaction and (white-)saviour activism. The double bind between political action and theoretical elaboration that these projects grapple with is reflected in the structure of this publication, which combines, on the one hand, entries constituting a tactical field manual of sorts (in which students share DIY skills that they have used to research, expose, and visualise different forms of injustice and violence) with, on the other, the operative concepts that have guided those very investigations. Together, the materials presented here testify to the students’ attempts to inhabit the often uncomfortable and risky position of the self-critical interventionist. And, quite simply, to think at the time of crisis. 

Read Lines of Inquiry here