Professor Eyal Weizman

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PositionProfessor of Spatial & Visual Cultures
Department Visual Cultures
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Professor Eyal Weizman

Eyal Weizman is an architect, Professor of Visual Cultures and director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2011 he also directs the European Research Council funded project, Forensic Architecture - on the place of architecture in international humanitarian law. Since 2007 he is a founding member of the architectural collective DAAR in Beit Sahour/Palestine . Weizman has been a professor of architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and has also taught at the Bartlett (UCL) in London at the Stadel School in Frankfurt and is a Professeur invité at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. He lectured, curated and organised conferences in many institutions worldwide.

His books include Mengele's Skull (with Thomas Keenan at Sterenberg Press 2012), Forensic Architecture (dOCUMENTA13 notebook, 2012), The Least of all Possible Evils (Nottetempo 2009, Verso 2011), Hollow Land (Verso, 2007), A Civilian Occupation (Verso, 2003), the series Territories 1,2 and 3, Yellow Rhythms and many articles in journals, magazines and edited books. Weizman is a regular contributor and an editorial board member for several journals and magazines including Humanity, Inflexions and Cabinet where he has edited a special issue on forensics (issue 43, 2011).

He has worked with a variety of NGOs world wide and was member of B'Tselem board of directors. He is currently on the advisory boards of the Institue of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, the Human Rights Project at Bard in NY, and of other 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 was invited to deliver the Rusty Bernstein, Paul Hirst, Nelson Mandela, Mansour Armaly and the Edward Said Memorial Lectures amongst others. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London and completed his PhD at the London Consortium/Birkbeck College.



Mengele's Skull: The Advent of a Forensic Aesthetics
Keenan, Thomas and Weizman, Eyal. 2012. Mengele's Skull: The Advent of a Forensic Aesthetics. Berlin: Sternberg and Portikus. ISBN 978-1-934105-91-7

Power unplugged: decolonizing architecture in Palestine. (Forthcoming)
Hilal, Sandi; Petti, Alessandro and Weizman, Eyal. 2012. Power unplugged: decolonizing architecture in Palestine. (Forthcoming). Rotterdam: NAI Books.

The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza
Weizman, Eyal. 2011. The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza. London: Verso Books. ISBN 9781844676477

HOLLOW LAND: Israel's Architecture of Occupation
Weizman, Eyal. 2007. HOLLOW LAND: Israel's Architecture of Occupation. Verso Books. ISBN 9781844671250

Edited Book

Forensic architecture. (Forthcoming)
Weizman, Eyal and Keenan, Thomas, eds. 2013. Forensic architecture. (Forthcoming). New York City: Zone Books.

Book Section

The 1:1 Map
Weizman, Eyal. 2010. The 1:1 Map. In: Mark Godfrey and Karl Biesenbach, eds. Francis Alys: A Story of Deception. Tate. ISBN 9781854378408

Forensic Architecture
Schuppli, Susan; Weizman, Eyal and Tavares, Paulo. 2010. Forensic Architecture. In: Adrian Lahoud and Charles Rice, eds. Post-Traumatic Urbanism: Architectural Design. John Wiley & Sons, pp. 58-63. ISBN 978-0470744987


Arendt in Ethiopia
Weizman, Eyal. 2011. Arendt in Ethiopia. UMBR(a): The Worst (2011), ISSN 1087-0830

The Third Strategic Threat
Weizman, Eyal and Keenan, Thomas. 2010. The Third Strategic Threat. Opendemocracy,

Forensic architecture: Only the Criminal Can Solve the Crime
Weizman, Eyal. 2010. Forensic architecture: Only the Criminal Can Solve the Crime. Radical Philosophy, ISSN 1047-8302

Rights of Passage”
Godfrey, Mark; Demos, T.J.; Weizman, Eyal and Hameed, Ayesha. 2010. Rights of Passage”. Tate Etc, 19,

Universal Catastrophe - Roundtable On Terrorism
Hameed, Ayesha; Weizman, Eyal; Pereira, Godofredo Nobre Enes; Tavares, Paulo; Di Carlo, Tina and Khalili, Yazan. 2010. Universal Catastrophe - Roundtable On Terrorism. Revista Detritos, 4,


Forensic Architecture: The Place of Law in War
Weizman, Eyal. 2011. Forensic Architecture: The Place of Law in War.


The Destruction of Destruction
Weizman, Eyal. 2010. The Destruction of Destruction. In: "antiphotojournalism", institute of the image, Spain.

Documentary Sculpture
Weizman, Eyal. 2010. Documentary Sculpture. In: "The Architecture Biennale of Venice 2010", Venice, Italy.

Decolonizing Architecture
Hilal, Sandi; Petti, Alessandro and Weizman, Eyal. 2008. Decolonizing Architecture. In: "Decolonizing Architecture", Nottingham Contemporary, United Kingdom, 2008-2013.

Weizman, Eyal. 2003. Territories. In: "Territories", Kunst Werke and Walter Koenig Press, 6/1/2003 - 9/7/2003.

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