Nabil Ahmed, Olga Lucko, Svitlana Lavrenchuk, Filip Wesolowski and Craig Sinclair
INTERPRT (estd. 2016, London, United Kingdom) is a research agency that pursues environmental justice through visual investigations. INTERPRT utilises architectural research, 3D reconstructions, remote sensing and publicly available environmental data to investigate environmental destruction and human-rights violations. The agency has compiled evidence for legal contexts, environmental advocacy campaigns and for establishing ecocide as a new international crime in Nigeria, Brazil, West Papua and the Pacific. Since its inception, INTERPRT has produced a series of long-form investigative projects on the Pacific within the framework of a commission by TBA21–Academy, most recently on the toxic legacy of French nuclear tests in Maohi Nui (French Polynesia) with the investigative newsroom DISCLOSE, which won the 2022 Sigma Award for data journalism. INTERPRT presents its work in various forums such as legal cases, communications to international courts (with the international criminal law group Climate Counsel), online platforms, exhibitions and advocacy workshops. Currently, INTERPRT’s core team is composed of Nabil Ahmed (founder and co-principal), Olga Lucko (co-principal and architect), Filip Wesołowski (researcher) and Tiago Patatas (spatial designer). Among their recent international and institutional exhibitions are Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain (2017); The Oceanic, NTU CCA, Singapore (2018); Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2018), Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (2019); Biennale Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland (2020) and The Ocean, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (2021). INTERPRT is a member of Investigative Commons, an initiative by Forensic Architecture. Studio INTERPRT is based at the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KIT) in the Faculty of Architecture and Design at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where it carries out artistic research and teaching.