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Susan Schuppli
Centre Director & Professor

Susan Schuppli is an artist-researcher and writer. Through investigative processes that involve an engagement with scientific and technical modes of inquiry, her work aims to open up new conceptual pathways into the material strata of our world. While many projects have examined media artefacts—photographs, film, video, and audio transmissions—that have emerged out of sites of contemporary conflict and state violence, current work explores the ways in which toxic ecologies from nuclear accidents and oil spills to the dark snow of the arctic are producing an “extreme image” archive of material wrongs. Creative projects have been exhibited throughout Europe as well as in Canada, Asia and the US. She has published widely within the context of media and politics and as an author of Material Witness (MIT Press 2020), which is also the subject of an experimental documentary. She is an affiliate artist-researcher and Board Chair of Forensic Architecture. Previously she was Senior Research Fellow and Project Co-ordinator of Forensic Architecture. In 2016 she received the ICP Infinity Award for Research and Critical Writing.

Susan Schuppli’s website

Eyal Weizman
Professor & Director of Forensic Architecture

Eyal Weizman is the founding director of Forensic Architecture and Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.The author of over 15 books, he has held positions in many universities worldwide including Princeton, ETH Zurich and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He is a member of the Technology Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court and the Centre for Investigative Journalism. In 2019 he was elected life fellow of the British Academy and appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to architecture. In 2020 he was elected the Richard von Weizsäcker fellow at the Bosch Academy.Eyal studied architecture at the Architectural Association, graduating in 1998. He received his PhD in 2006 from the London Consortium at Birkbeck, University of London.

Forensic Architecture website

Başak Ertür
Reader & Convenor MRes in Forensic Architecture

Başak Ertür is a Reader and a Research Fellow at Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths. She is the author of Spectacles and Specters: A Performative Theory of Political Trials (Fordham University Press, 2022) and a recipient of the Association for the Study of Law Culture and Humanities Julien Mezey Dissertation Award (2016). She is the editor of Manual for Conspiracy (2011) and co-editor of Waiting for the Barbarians: A Tribute to Edward Said (2008), as well as Something Is Rotten in the State, a special issue of Theory & Event. Recent articles have appeared in Critical Times, Law & Critique, Theory & Event and in the edited collections Vulnerability in Resistance and Law, Memory, Violence: Uncovering the Counter-Archive.
Başak has translated work by Judith Butler, Lauren Berlant, and Val Plumwood into Turkish. She is also the co-director and co-producer of the documentary film, For the Record: The World Tribunal on Iraq (2007). Başak serves on the advisory board of Forensis, and the editorial committee of Law & Critique.

Christina Varvia
Lecturer in Forensic Architecture

Christina Varvia convenes the MA stream in Forensic Architecture. Former Deputy Director and Lead Researcher of Forensic Architecture (FA), Christina joined the FA team in 2014 and held a variety of roles, from leading investigations and overseeing research and the development of new methodologies, to setting up office structures. She is trained as an architect at the Architectural Association (AA) and Westminster University, and has taught a Diploma unit (MArch) at the AA (2018-2020). She was also a member of the Technology Advisory Board for the International Criminal Court (2018). Christina is pursuing her PhD at Aarhus University where her research focuses on biopolitics and imaging of the human body. She has received the Novo Nordisk Foundation Mads Øvlisen PhD Scholarship for Practice-based Artistic Research and is also a fellow at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. She is a founding member and the chair of the board of Forensis, the Berlin-based association established by FA.

Ifor Duncan
Lecturer in Research Architecture

Ifor Duncan is a writer and inter-disciplinary researcher with a specific focus on the overlaps of political violence with degrading watery spaces, processes, and materialities. He encounters these concerns through visual cultures, cultural memory, and fieldwork practice. He completed his PhD at the Centre for Research Architecture, where he developed the concept of necro-hydrology, to address the ways watery properties are instrumentalised through border regimes, as technologies of obfuscation, and weaponised against marginalised communities. He is a 2020-21 post-doctoral fellow in environmental humanities at the Center for the Humanities and Social Change at Ca'Foscari University of Venice. His current research project, Submergences, proposes to flip the lens on such necro-hydrologies to explore how riverine knowledges and practices can be mobilised to imagine alternate strategies of resistance against forms of environmental weaponisation. Ifor has taught at CRA and on the Media Studies programme in the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art.