Sophie "Soph" Dyer is a transdisciplinary designer, researcher and sometime writer. They co-lead the feminist collective, open-weather.

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Consultant on the Forensic Architecture investigation into the police killing of Mark Duggan

A visual language to communicate the researchers often dense and complex analyses to the legal teams, judge and jury.
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On 4 August 2011, Mark Duggan, was shot twice by the Metropolitan police­—one of the shots, which hit him in the chest, was fatal. Duggan’s death sparked a week of rioting across the UK. In 2019, Duggan’s family lodged a civil claim against the Metropolitan police and invited Forensic Architecture to investigate the legality of the police shooting.

Part of Forensic Architecture’s brief was to produce an “aid to court” to be used by both the defence and prosecution. I worked with the researchers to develop a visual language to communicate their often dense and complex analyses into an intuitive visual language that both legal teams, judge and jury could understand.

Shortly after Forensic Architecture shared its research with the police, Duggan’s family reached an out of court settlement.