Professor Eyal Weizman

In his research, Eyal forensically examines human rights violations using architectural, visual and aural techniques.

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Professor Eyal Weizman


Professor of Spatial & Visual Cultures


Visual Cultures


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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.

Publications and research outputs


Fuller, Matthew and Weizman, Eyal. 2021. Investigative Aesthetics: Conflicts and Commons in the Politics of Truth. London: Verso. ISBN 9781788739085

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

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

Edited Book

Najafi, Sina and Weizman, Eyal, eds. 2021. Forensic Architecture Reports #1: The Police Shooting of Mark Duggan. Brooklyn, NY / London: Cabinet Books / Institute of Contemporary Art London. ISBN 9781932698855

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

Weizman, Eyal. 2023. Archaeology, Architecture and the Politics of Verticality. In: Ian Parker, ed. For Palestine: Essays from the Tom Hurndall Memorial Lecture Group. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, pp. 123-142. ISBN 9781805110262

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

Hameed, Ayesha. 2014. Black Atlantis. In: Eyal Weizman, ed. Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth. Berlin: Sternberg Press, pp. 712-719. ISBN 9783956790119


Heller, Charles; Pezzani, Lorenzo; Mann, Itamar; Moreno-Lax, Violeta and Weizman, Eyal. 2018. ‘It’s an Act of Murder’: How Europe Outsources Suffering as Migrants Drown. New York Times, ISSN 0362-4331

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

Conference or Workshop Item

Weizman, Eyal; Varvia, Christina; Krämer, Elisabeth; Andritsou, Dimitra; Franke, Anselm and Kaleck, Wolfgang. 2021. 'Socializing Evidence'. In: Socializing Evidence. Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, Germany 9 October 2021.

Hameed, Ayesha and Weizman, Eyal. 2009. 'On Archives'. In: Museum of non Participation., London, United Kingdom 2009.


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

Exhibition Catalogue

Kallehauge, Mette Marie; Jørgensen, Lærke Rydal; Kjeldsen, Kjeld; Weizman, Eyal and Varvia, Christina. 2022. Forensic Architecture - Witnesses.

Weizman, Eyal. 2017. Forensic Architecture: Towards an Investigative Aesthetics.


Varvia, Christina; Levidis, Stefanos; Andritsou, Dimitra; San, Kishan; Abuzaid, Nour; Conte, Lola; Nankivell, Sarah; Trafford, Robert and Weizman, Eyal. 2020. The Killing of Muhammad Gulzar.


Weizman, Eyal. 26 September 2018 - 6 January 2019 The Long Duration of a Split Second.


Weizman, Eyal; Varvia, Christina; Krämer, Elisabeth; Andritsou, Dimitra; Franke, Anselm and Kaleck, Wolfgang. 2021. Investigative Commons. In: "Investigative Commons Exhibition", Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, Germany, 28 May - 8 August 2021.

Weizman, Eyal; Nankivell, Sarah; Varvia, Christina; Saraj, Sarah and Moafi, Samaneh. 2020. Forensic Architecture: True to scale. In: "Forensic Architecture: True to scale", Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design (MOAD), United States, 20 February - 27 September 2020.

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.