Architect, writer and curator, London.
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The Holcim Awards jury for region Africa Middle East chaired by Joe Addo met in Johannesburg, South Africa in June 2008 to select projects using the “target issues” for sustainable construction. The juries of the Holcim Awards competition include independent experts of international stature engaged in the sustainable development of society, building processes, construction materials, and building projects. (l-r): Joe Osae-Addo, Amer Moustafa, Holger Wallbaum, Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, Nina Maritz, Dominique Drouet, Rachid Benmokhtar Benabdellah, Daniel K Irurah, Eyal Weizman.
Eyal Weizman is an architect, writer and curator based in London.
Last updated: August 27, 2010 London, United Kingdom
Eyal Weizman is previously a professor of architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, he is now the director of Goldsmiths College’s Centre of Architectural Research.
Weizman also taught at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, the Technion School of Architecture and Planning in Haifa, Lebanon and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.
Throughout his studies at the AA in London he worked with Zvi Hecker in Berlin and did projects in partnership with him. He set up his private practice with Rafi Segal in 1999.
Together with the human-rights Organization B'tselem, Eyal initiated a report on violations of human-rights and international humanitarian law through the use of architecture and planning titled Land Grab. The map produced alongside this report was the first of its kind to represent the nature of planning and the formal dimension of the Israeli Occupation.
The exhibition and the publication A Civilian Occupation, The Politics of Israeli Architecture he co-edited/curated was based on this human-rights research. These projects were banned by the Israeli Association of Architects, but later shown in New York, Berlin, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Malmö and Tel Aviv.
His research is the basis for a documentary film and a book entitled The Politics of Verticality, to be published in 2007.
Eyal Weizman moderated the workshop Temporary urbanism - Between the permanent and transitory at the 2nd International Holcim Forum 2007 in Shanghai and was a member of the Holcim Awards jury for region Africa Middle East in 2008.