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EYAL WEIZMAN is an architect; director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, and of the ERC funded research project Forensic Architecture. Since 2007 he is a founding member of the architectural collective DAAR in Beit Sahour/Palestine www.decolonizing.ps. Weizman has taught, lectured, curated and organised conferences in many institutions worldwide. His books include 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, Cabinet and Inflexions. He has worked with a variety of NGOs world wide and was member of B’Tselem board of directors. www.btselem.org. 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 has been nominated to deliver the Paul Hirst 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.

JOHN PALMESINO is an architect and urbanist. He has established Territorial Agency, and independent organisation that works for integrated spatial transformations. He is the convener of the MA in Research Architecture Studio Seminar at Goldsmiths. He is Unit Master at the AA Architectural Association School of Architecture and Research Advisor at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Previously he has been Head of Research at ETH Studio Basel – Contemporary City Institute. He is the initiator of the multidisciplinary project ‘Neutrality’, which analyses the implications of neutral practices on the transformation of contemporary polity-space relations. He is the recipient of a Graham Foundation Grant award for his researches on the ‘Architecture of UN peace-keeping missions’. He has co-founded multiplicity, with Stefano Boeri. multiplicity is a research network that explores contemporary territorial transformations. The Milan–based organisation deals with contemporary urbanism, representation of inhabited landscape transformation, visual arts and general culture. multiplicity is a multidisciplinary network of architects, urbanists, social scientists, photographers, filmmakers and visual artists. He is on the Advisory Board of AiSS Arts in Social Structures, a Ghana–based NGO. He has published internationally and his works have been displayed at the Venice Biennale, at Documenta, the Triennale di Milano, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, KW Berlin, Slought Foundation.

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PAULO TAVARES studied in architecture in Brasil and received his MA at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths – University of London. He currently teaches at CRA and at the Laboratory of Visual Cultures in Goldsmiths. Previously he taught at the history Department of Architecture and Spatial Design in London MET. His work is chiefly concerned with media, ecology and spatial politics. He has done research on radio, air and currently works on a project about the Amazone.

AYESHA HEMMED is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Research Architecture. Her PhD was completed at the Graduate Programme in Social and Political Thought at York University, where her dissertation “Bricks and Blood. The Dialectical Image of The Black Atlantic in The Colonial Metropolis” was nominated for the Faculty of Graduate Studies Dissertation Prize. A member of the No One Is Illegal Network in Montreal, Hameed’s video and performance work focuses on borders in the context of sans-papiers organizing and migrant subjectivity. She has presented her work at the Banff Centre for the Arts, OBORO Gallery Montreal, Montréal Arts Interculturels (MAI), the HTMlles Festival, ISEA and elsewhere. Hameed is a former board member of Fuse Magazine, and her writing has been published in journals like Public and Topia as well as in collections such as PLACE: Location and Belonging in New Media.

SUSAN SCHUPPLI is an artist and cultural theorist who completed her doctoral studies in Research Architecture and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2009. Her thesis is: ENTANGLED MATTERS: Analogue Futures & Political Pasts. Theorised as an “ontology of the output”, this thesis project conceptually repurposes media machines in order to activate new or alternate entanglements between historical media artefacts and events. Although the particular circumstances that produced these materials may have changed, the project asks why these media artefacts might still be a matter of concern. What is their relevance for thinking media operations and their related socio-political contexts today?  Her new work organised around the methodological concept of “forensic imagination” continues to deal with the ways in which the speak acts of material evidence (artefacts/things) can offer alternate witness statements to the histories into which they had previously been embedded; producing, in effect, different socio-political configurations.

 

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