2014, Sun, Apr 27

Forensic Architecture

Eyal Weizman, architect, Professor for Visual Cultures, Director Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London

Eyal Weizman is an architect, Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures, and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University of London. Since 2011 he has also been directing Forensic Architecture as its principal investigator. He is a founding member of the architectural collective DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency), formed in 2007 in Beit Sahour, Palestine. His books include (with Thomas Keenan) Mengele’s Skull: The Advent of a Forensic Aesthetics (Sternberg Press, 2012), The Least of all Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza (Nottetempo 2009; Verso, 2011), Hollow Land (Verso, 2007), and A Civilian Occupation (Verso, 2003). He has worked with a variety of NGOs worldwide, and was a member of the B’Tselem board of directors. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London and completed his PhD at the London Consortium/Birkbeck College.