Charles Heller is a filmmaker and researcher on the Forensic Architecture project whose practice has a long-standing focus on the politics of migration. His works include the documentary “NEM-NEE” (2005) on the condition of rejected asylum seekers in Switzerland, and “Crossroads at the Edge of Worlds” (2006) on Sub-Saharan transit migrants in Morocco, produced within the “Maghreb Connection” project (curated by Ursula Biemann). Between 2009 and 2011 he conducted the art and research project “Image/Migration” that critically examined the circulation of images of migration, from the field of human rights to that of the governance of migration. He is currently working towards a PhD in the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University of London on the politics of mobility at the maritime frontiers of the European Union. He is one of the founders of the “WatchTheMed” project, a participatory online map for documenting deaths of migrants and violations of migrants’ rights at sea.
As of March 2014