Ordered, light-filled and hygienic architectures produce and render a supposed democratic and safe society. Laid out by the guidelines of security, urbanscapes have grown into forensic scenographies built by policing technologies. When Tim Robinson, senior vice-president of Thales’ Security Division, states that “Security is a more politically acceptable way of describing what was traditionally defence” not only he claims that military projects are realized and financed by civil security ones. He also indicates a political agenda that consolidates militarization as the guarantor of democracy.
Wars shouldn’t be considered anymore as happening “outside”. Battlefields have become patrolling actions within our “interior”, indistinguishable from whatever we might call the environment. 1
1 Anselm Franke, The Forensic Scenography, pp. 483-494, Forensis: The Architecture of Public truth, 2014