Forensic Architecture Head Barred from Entering US

February 20th, 2020

Eyal Weizman, director of Turner prize-nominated group Forensic Architecture, has reportedly been barred from entering the US after being flagged as a security risk.  “In my interview the officer informed me that my authorisation to travel had been revoked because the ‘algorithm’ had identified a security threat,” he said in a statement. “This much we know: we are being electronically monitored for a set of connections – the network of associations, people, places, calls and transactions – that make up our lives. Working in human rights means being in contact with vulnerable communities, activists and experts, and being entrusted with sensitive information. These networks are the lifeline of any investigative work. I am alarmed that relations among our colleagues, stakeholders and staff are being targeted by the US government as security threats.”

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