In an age of post-truth and media manipulation, how can we investigate some of the most controversial incidents of our times? Forensic Oceanography – the affiliate group of Turner Prize-nominated Forensic Architecture – is an independent research agency that documents the violence perpetrated against migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Like Forensic Architecture, it employs a range of advanced research techniques (including video, computer graphic, investigative journalism) on behalf of international prosecutors and human rights organisations. With the participation of Amnesty International, this talk will look at the current migration crisis from the first-hand perspective of those who are shedding light on it and fight to end human rights abuse against migrants.
Lorenzo Pezzani is a researcher for Forensic Oceanography, the advanced research group that was launched in summer 2011 to support a coalition of NGOs demanding accountability for the deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
Matteo de Bellis is a researcher on asylum and migration at Amnesty International. He recently co-authored the report Libya’s Dark Web of Collusion: Abuses Against Europe-bound Refugees and Migrants.
Chair: Marco Magini is a London-based writer.