Centre for Research Architecture Staff

Read about our staff and their research interests.

Primary page content

Image of Eyal Weizman

Research Director Professor Eyal Weizman

Eyal Weizman is an architect, Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures, and founding member of the architectural collective DAAR in Beit Sahour/Palestine. His books include The Conflict Shorelines (with Fazal Sheikh at Steidl, 2015), Mengele’s Skull (with Thomas Keenan at Sternberg 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.

Image of Dr Susan Schuppli

Centre Director and Reader Dr Susan Schuppli

Susan Schuppli is an environmental researcher and writer. Through investigative processes that involve an engagement with scientific and technical modes of inquiry, her work aims to open up new pathways into the material strata of our world, notably within the context of crysopheric geographies. Commissions and creative projects have been produced throughout Europe as well as in Canada, Asia and the US.

Image of Dr Lorenzo Pezzani

FA Lecturer Dr Lorenzo Pezzani

Lorenzo Pezzani convenes the MA stream in Forensic Architecture. An architect and a PhD graduate from the Centre, his work deals with the spatial politics and visual cultures of migration, with a particular focus on the geography and history of the ocean. Since 2011, he has been working on Forensic Oceanography, a collaborative project that critically investigates the militarized border regime in the Mediterranean Sea.

Image of Dr Ghalya Saadawi

Senior Lecturer Dr Ghalya Saadawi

Ghalya Saadawi teaches the MA theory module Conflicts & Negotiations as well as the CRA PhD workshop Critical Methods. Saadawi earned a PhD in Sociology from Goldsmiths where she wrote about art and politics in the context of post-civil war and post-Cold war Lebanon in order to consider a rethinking of the witness. Before coming to Goldsmiths, Saadawi worked across Lebanese NGOs and was adjunct lecturer in several universities in Beirut teaching sociology, psychology, and 20th and 21st art and theory with an emphasis on social art history, critical theory and post-structuralist critiques. 

Image of Dr Louis Moreno

Lecturer Dr Louis Moreno

Louis Moreno’s research, teaching and writing explores the spatial relationships and political economic forces that shape the social and cultural forms of everyday life. Specialising in urbanism and spatial theory, Louis’s academic background spans literature and philosophy, architectural history, urban geography and political theory.

Postdoctoral and Visiting Research Fellows

Each year research and postdoctoral fellows as well as international visiting scholars spend a portion of their time at the Centre for Research Architecture participating in seminars and presenting their work. Past postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars included Alessandro Petti, Ayesha Hameed, Patrick Kroker, Ana Medina, Stephen Turner, and Runa Johannessen.

Dr. Jamon van Den Hoek from Oregon State University, USA is our current visiting research fellow 2018-2021. His research focuses on conflict ecology as a method for better understanding how environmental conditions and patterns are tied to processes of violent conflict. He uses satellite imagery to measure long-term and spatially diffuse changes in forests, agriculture, and surface water, and consider potential relationships to conflict and sociopolitical power as well as land use policy and climate change. Most of my research involves spatial modeling and landscape pattern analysis, and I tend to use open-source machine learning, image processing, geospatial analysis, and spatial statistics programming tools.