Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani have been working together since 2011. They co-founded the Watch the Med online mapping platform and have been working on Forensic Oceanography, a project that critically investigates the militarized border regime and the politics of migration in the Mediterranean Sea. Their collaborative work has been used as evidence in courts of law, published across different media and academic outlets, and exhibited widely. Heller and Pezzani’s recent works include the video Liquid Traces (2014), the report and video Death by Rescue (2016), and the report Blaming the Rescuers (2017).
Charles Heller is a researcher and filmmaker whose work has a long-standing focus on the politics of migration. In 2015, he completed a PhD in Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he continues to be affiliated as a research fellow. He is currently based in Geneva, conducting postdoctoral research supported by the Swiss National Fund.
Lorenzo Pezzani is an architect and researcher. In 2015, he completed a PhD in Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is currently a lecturer and leads the MA studio in Forensic Architecture. His work deals with the spatial politics and visual cultures of migration, with a particular focus on the geography of the ocean.