Professor Eyal Weizman

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Position Professor of Spatial & Visual Cultures
Department Visual Cultures
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Phone +44 (0)20 717 2572
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Eyal Weizman is Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures and founding director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2010 he founded the research agency Forensic Architecture and directs it ever since. The work of the agency is documented in the exhibition and book FORENSIS (Sternberg, 2014), as well as in Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability (Zone/MIT, 2017) and in numerous exhibitions world wide. In 2007 he set up, with Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, the architectural collective DAAR in Beit Sahour/Palestine. This work is documented in the book Architecture after Revolution (Sternberg, 2014). In 2013 he designed a permanent folly in Gwangju, South Korea which was documented in the book The Roundabout Revolution (Sternberg, 2015). His other books include The Conflict Shoreline (Steidl and Cabinet, 2015), Mengele’s Skull (Sternberg, 2012), The Least of all Possible Evils (Verso, 2011), Hollow Land (Verso, 2007), A Civilian Occupation (Verso, 2003). Weizman is on the editorial board of Third Text, Humanity, Cabinet and Political Concepts and is on the board of directors of the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) and on the Technology Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. He previously sat on the advisory boards of the ICA in London and B’Tselem in Jerusalem, amongst others. He graduated in architecture in 1998 from the Architectural Association in London and completed his PhD at the London Consortium/Birkbeck College in 2006.



Weizman, Eyal. 2017. Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability. New York: Zone Books. ISBN 9781935408864

Weizman, Eyal. 2015. The Roundabout Revolutions. Berlin: Sternberg. ISBN 978-3-95679-098-0

Weizman, Eyal and Sheikh, Fazal. 2015. The Conflict Shoreline: Colonialism as Climate Change. Göttingen: Steidl. ISBN 978-3-95829-035-8

Petti, Alessandro; Hilal, Sandi and Weizman, Eyal. 2014. Architecture after Revolution. Berlin: Sternberg. ISBN 978-3-943365-79-5

Weizman, Eyal. 2012. Hollow Land: The Architecture of Israel’s Occupation (updated second edition). London; New York: Verso. ISBN 9781844678686

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

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

Weizman, Eyal. 2012. 062: Eyal Weizman: Forensic Architecture: Notes from Fields and Forums. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag.

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

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

Weizman, Eyal. 2000. Yellow Rhythms. A Roundabout for London. Rotterdam: nai010. ISBN 978-90-6450-392-4

Edited Book

Weizman, Eyal, ed. 2014. Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth. Berlin: Sternberg. ISBN 978-3-95679-011-9

Segal, Rafi; Tartakover, David and Weizman, Eyal, eds. 2003. A Civilian Occupation: The Politics of Israeli Architecture. London; New York: Verso. ISBN 9781859845493

Edited Journal

Keenan, Thomas and Weizman, Eyal, eds. 2011. Mengele’s Skull: Special Issue of Cabinet Journal, Cabinet, (43).

Book Section

Hilal, Sandi; Petti, Alessandro and Weizman, Eyal. 2014. Dheisheh (Cisjordanie). Retours. Penser le futur dans l’extraterritorialité (un projet architectural). In: Michel Agier, ed. Un monde de camps. Paris: La Découverte. ISBN 9782707183224

Weizman, Eyal. 2014. Holey Land. In: Stephen Shore, ed. Stephen Shore: From Galilee to the Negev. London; New York: Phaidon. ISBN 9780714867069

Weizman, Eyal. 2013. The Matter of Memory. In: Adrián Villa Roja and Sophie O'Brien, eds. Today We Reboot the Planet: Adrián Villar Rojas catalogue. London: Serpentine Galleries. ISBN 9781908617156

Weizman, Eyal. 2013. The Image is the Bone. In: Thomas Keenan and Tirdad Zolghadr, eds. The Human Snapshot. Berlin: Sternberg Press. ISBN 978-3-943365-63-4

Weizman, Eyal; Hilal, Sandi and Petti, Alessandro. 2012. The Morning After: Profaning colonial Architecture. In: Meg McLagan and Yates McKee, eds. Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Activism. New York: Zone Books. ISBN 978-1-935408-24-6

Weizman, Eyal. 2012. Forensic Architecture. In: Meg McLagan and Yates Mckee, eds. Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Non-Governmental Activism. New York: Zone Books. ISBN 978-1-935408-24-6

Weizman, Eyal. 2012. Forensic Architecture. In: David Chipperfield; Kieran Long and Shumi Bose, eds. Common Ground: A Critical Reader. Venice: Marsilio. ISBN 978-88-3171-435-8

Weizman, Ines and Weizman, Eyal. 2012. Mobilizing Dissent: The Possible Architecture of the Governed’. In: C. Greig Crysler; Stephen Cairns and Hilde Heynen, eds. The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory. London; Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781446282632

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

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

Weizman, Eyal and Brauman, Rony. 2009. Humanitarian Support. In: Céline Condorelli, ed. Support Structures. Berlin: Sternberg. ISBN 978-1-933128-45-0


Bois, Yve-Alain; Feher, Michel; Foster, Hal and Weizman, Eyal. 2016. On Forensic Architecture: A Conversation with Eyal Weizman. October(156), pp. 116-140. ISSN 0162-2870

Weizman, Eyal. 2016. The walls have eyes: Buildings reveal the conflict they witness (Interview). New Scientist, ISSN 0262-4079

Weizman, Eyal. 2015. Violence at the Threshold of Detectability: Negative Positivism. e-flux(64),

Weizman, Eyal. 2014. The Architecture of Ariel Sharon. Al Jazeera English,

Weizman, Eyal. 2014. Arafat’s Tomb. London Review of Books, 36(1), p. 26.

Hilal, Sandi; Petti, Alessandro; Weizman, Eyal and Perugini, Nicola. 2013. The lawless line. London Review of International Law, 1(1), pp. 201-209. ISSN 2050-6325

Weizman, Eyal. 2012. The Book of Destruction. London Review of Books, 34(23), p. 28.

Weizman, Eyal; Hilal, Sandi and Petti, Alessandro. 2012. The Return to the Common: DAAR: Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency. Manifesta,

Petti, Alessandro; Perugini, Nicola; Hilal, Sandi and Weizman, Eyal. 2011. Linea verde, il limes senza legge. Limes,

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

Weizman, Eyal. 2010. Legislative Attack. Theory, Culture & Society, 21(6), pp. 11-32. ISSN 0263-2764

Weizman, Eyal. 2010. Material Proportionality: the Paul Hirst Memorial Lecture, 2010. Open Culture,

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

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

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,

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

Weizman, Eyal. 2010. Political Plastic (Interview). Collapse, 6, pp. 257-303.

Weizman, Eyal and Di Carlo, Tina. 2010. Dying to Speak: Forensic Spatiality (Interview). Log(20),

Kastner, Jeffrey; McCarthy, Tom; Thompson, Nato and Weizman, Eyal. 2009. The New Geography: A Roundtable. Bookforum,


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


Weizman, Eyal. 2018. The Long Duration of a Split Second at Turner Prize 2018. In: "Turner Prize 2018", Tate Britain, United Kingdom, 26 September 2018 - 6 January 2019.

Weizman, Eyal. 2018. Maps of Defiance: Documenting the Genocide of the Yazidi People in Northern Iraq at London Design Biennale 2018. In: "London Design Biennale 2018", Somerset House, London, United Kingdom, 4-23 September 2018.

Weizman, Eyal. 2018. Counter Investigations. In: "Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture", Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, United Kingdom, 7 March - 13 May 2018.

Weizman, Eyal. 2017. Forensic Architecture: Hacia una estética investigativa. In: "Forensic Architecture: Hacia una estética investigativa", Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City, Mexico, 9 September - 30 December 2017.

Weizman, Eyal; Varvia, Christina; Rowat, Simone and Levidis, Stefanos. 2017. 77sqm_9:26min. In: "Documenta 14", Neue Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany, 10 June - 19 September 2017.

Weizman, Eyal. 2017. Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics. In: "Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics", MACBA, Barcelona, Spain, 28 April - 15 October 2017.

Weizman, Eyal. 2016. Forensic Architecture at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. In: "Giardini della Biennale, La Biennale di Venezia", Venice, Italy, 28 May - 27 November 2016.

Weizman, Eyal. 2016. A World of Fragile Parts. In: "La Biennale di Venezia 2016", Applied Arts Pavilion, Venice, Italy, 28 May - 27 November 2016.

Dufour, Diane; Lebart, Luce; Delage, Christian and Weizman, Eyal. 2016. Crime Scenes | A Hundred Years of Photographic Evidence. In: "Crime Scenes | A Hundred Years of Photographic Evidence", Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 13 May - 21 August 2016.

Weizman, Eyal. 2015. The Urban-Data Complex. In: "Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture 2015", Shenzhen Public Art Center, Shenzhen, China, 4 December 2015 - 4 March 2016.

Weizman, Eyal and Varvia, Christina. 2015. Burden of Proof: The Construction of Visual Evidence. In: "Burden of Proof: The Construction of Visual Evidence", The Photographers' Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2 October 2015 - 10 January 2016.

Weizman, Eyal. 2015. Forensis. In: "Forensis", Fundación Proa (PROA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 25 September 2015 - 31 January 2016.

Weizman, Eyal. 2015. Images à charge, La construction de la preuve par l'image. In: "Images à charge, La construction de la preuve par l'image", LE BAL, Paris, France, 4 June - 30 August 2015.

Weizman, Eyal. 2015. Forensic Architecture in All of This Belongs to You, Victoria and Albert Museum. In: "All of This Belongs to You", Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom, 1 April – 19 July 2015.

Weizman, Eyal. 2014. Forensis. In: "Forensis", Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, Germany, 15 March - 5 May 2014.

Weizman, Eyal. 2014. Forensic Architecture in Insert2014. In: "Insert2014", Mati Ghar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, India, 31 January - 28 February 2014.

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

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

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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