The Roundabout Revolution
Eyal Weizman

Eyal Weizman

The Roundabout Revolution

Public Lecture
Thursday, 31 January 2013


The Spring Public lecture series 2013  Making Architecture Politically opened with a lecture by London based architect, researcher and writer Eyal Weizman. His lecture, organized in collaboration with the  Bildmuseet, is entitled The Roundabout Revolution. The recorder lecture will be available for a limited time on the server.

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Eyal Weizman is an architect, Professor of Spatial Visual Cultures and director of the Centre for Research Architectureat Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2011 he also directs the European Research Council (ERC) 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 Städelschule in Frankfurt, at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam 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 Sternberg Press 2012), Forensic Architecture (dOCUMENTA13 notebook, 2012), The Least of all Possible Evils (Nottetempo 2009, Verso 2011), Hollow Land (Verso, 2007), the co-edited A Civilian Occupation (Verso, 2003), the series Territories 1,2 and 3, Yellow Rhythms and many articles in journals, magazines and edited books. He has realized a number of architectural and design commissions including the Ashdod Museum of Arts, set design for Electra (with Rafi Segal), the installation Page in Berlin (with Zvi Hecker and Mich Ullman), and a permanent folly for Gwangju, South Korea amongst other projects.

Weizman is a regular contributor and an editorial board member for several journals and magazines including Humanity, Inflexions, Political Concepts, and Cabinet where he is an editor at large and has also 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, as a jury member for architecture at the Akademie Schloss Solitude 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 (with Sandy Hilal and Alessandro Petti for DAAR) and was invited to deliver many key note addresses and memorial lectures for Nelson Mandela (Bob Hawkes Prime Ministerial Centre, Adelaide), Edward Said (University of Warwick) Rusty Bernstein (University of The Witwatersrand), Paul Hirst (Birkbeck College), the Edward H. Benenson Lectures (Duke), and the Mansour Armaly (MESA) amongst others. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London and completed his PhD at the London Consortium/Birkbeck College.

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