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09.16.14

Eyal Weizman

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Professor of Spatial & Visual Cultures and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London; Princeton Global Scholar

Eyal Weizman is an architect, professor of spatial and visual cultures and director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2011 he set up Forensic Architecture, a research agency that provides architectural evidence in human rights cases and war crimes trial. This work was a subject of a recent exhibition at the HKW Berlin, and a documentary by Al Jazeera. In 2007 he set up, with Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, the architectural collective DAAR in Beit Sahour/Palestine. His books include FORENSIS with FA (2014), Architecture after Revolution with DAAR (2014), Mengele’s Skull with Thomas Keenan (2012), The Least of all Possible Evils (2011), Hollow Land (2007), and with Rafi Segal, A Civilian Occupation (2003) amongst others. Weizman has realized a number of architectural and design commissions including the Ashdod Museum of Arts, the installation Page in Berlin (with Zvi Hecker and Micha Ullman), and a permanent folly in Gwangju south KoreaWeizman has worked with a variety of NGOs world wide, presented his research at the UN General Assembly, and provided architectural evidence in a number of war crime trials. He is currently on the advisory boards of the ICA in London and of other art, academic and cultural institutions. Weizman is the recipient of the James Stirling Memorial Lecture Prize for 2006-2007, a co-recipient of the 2010 Prince Claus Prize for Architecture (for DAAR) and has delivered the Nelson Mandela and Edward Said lectures amongst others public presentations. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London and completed his PhD at the London Consortium/Birkbeck College.