Charles Heller

Charles Heller is a researcher and filmmaker based in Geneva whose work has a long-standing focus on the politics of migration within and at the borders of Europe. In 2011, he co-founded the Forensic Oceanography research project that critically investigates the lethal effects of the militarized border regime and the politics of migration in the Mediterranean Sea, and in 2012 they co-founded WatchTheMed platform. Heller’s recent works include the “Liquid Traces” (2014) video, and the “Death by Rescue” (2016) report and video. Heller as been research fellow on the Forensic Architecture project of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is currently conducting a postdoctoral research supported by the Swiss National Fund (SNF). He was awarded a post-graduate diploma from CCC in 2005.