The Evidence Room


The Evidence Room
The greatest crime ever committed by architects
-- Dr. Robert Jan van Pelt, exhibition principal and University Professor, University of Waterloo School of Architecture An examination of the chilling role architecture played in constructing Auschwitz.The Evidence Room is a powerful installation which reconstructs key objects used in the forensic analysis of the architecture of Auschwitz. Historian Robert Jan van Pelt introduced the objects as evidence in a court case to demonstrate that Auschwitz was purposefully designed as a death camp. This ground-breaking research became a source for a new and emerging discipline—architectural forensics—encompassing architecture, technology, history, law and human rights.
Date Place
from Jul 20 2017 to Jan 28 2018 Royal Ontario Museum