Lorenzo Pezzani is an architect and researcher whose work deals with the spatial politics and visual cultures of migration, with a particular focus on the geography of the ocean. Pezzani holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Lugano, Switzerland (2007) and both a master’s degree (2009) and a PhD in Research Architecture from Goldsmiths, University of London. He has served as a convenor for a new MA stream in Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Kent School of Law, UK. He participated in a residency at the Delfina Foundation, London in 2014 and was a joint resident with Delfina Foundation and Decolonising Architecture Art Residency in Bait Sahour, Palestine in 2010.
Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani have been working together since 2011 on Forensic Oceanography, part of the Goldsmiths, University of London programme in Forensic Architecture. A collaborative project that critically investigates the militarised border regime in the Mediterranean Sea and the politics of migration, They co-directed the film Liquid Traces: The Left-to-Die Boat Case (2014),
Forensic Oceanography seeks to document violence perpetrated against migrants at sea with maps, articles, exhibitions, websites and films. Heller and Pezzani wrote the report Death by Rescue (2016), co-directed the film Liquid Traces: The Left-to-Die Boat Case (2014), which reconstructs the events surrounding the group of 72 passengers who left the Libyan coast for the island of Lampedusa and co-founded Watch The Med, an online mapping platform to monitor the deaths and violations of migrants at sea (2012).
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