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Susan Schuppli
Centre Director & Reader

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

Lorenzo Pezzani
Lecturer in Forensic Architecture

Lorenzo Pezzani convenes the MA stream in Forensic Architecture. An architect and a PhD graduate from the Centre, his work deals with the spatial politics and visual cultures of migration, with a particular focus on the geography and history of the ocean. Since 2011, he has been working on Forensic Oceanography, a collaborative project that critically investigates the militarized border regime in the Mediterranean Sea. Together with a wide network of NGOs, scientists, journalists and activist groups, he has produced maps, visualizations and human right reports that document the violence perpetrated against migrants at sea and challenge the regime of visibility imposed by surveillance means on this contested area.

Lorenzo Pezzani’s “Hostile Environments” 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

Ghalya Saadawi
Senior Lecturer in Research Architecture

Ghalya Saadawi is senior lecturer with an interest in the intersections of art and politics, Lebanese post-civil war art,  political economies of art, critical human rights, theories of witnessing and testimony, among others. Saadawi's doctoral dissertation underscored the art practices and theoretical considerations that informed a rethinking of witnessing, representation, and ideology after the declared end of the Lebanese civil wars. Following her MSc at the London School of Economics and Political Science, she was researcher for a number of Lebanese and international NGO’s. She was adjunct lecturer at the American University and Alba in Beirut offering courses in Lebanese contemporary art and politics, and 20th and 21st century art with an emphasis on social art history, critical theory and post-Marxist theory. Saadawi is now theory tutor at the Dutch Art Institute,and between 2015-17 she was Resident Professor of the Ashkal Alwan Home Workspace Program (Beirut). She has written for numerous publications and artist monographs and is recently at work on an Art Protocol that considers regulation in art, and an auto-theory manuscript on hypochondria. Saadawi is co-editor of Makhzin and is affiliated with the Beirut Institute for Critical Research and Analysis. She teaches the MA module Conflicts & Negotiations, Special Topics in Research Architecture for third year BA students, and Critical Methods workshops for PhDs.

Louis Moreno
Lecturer in Visual Cultures

Louis Moreno is Lecturer at the Department of Visual Cultures and the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University of London, London. He is also the joint program leader of the BA in History of Art at Goldsmiths. Louis's research explores the spatial, historical, and cultural systems of financial capitalism, with a particular focus on architecture, urbanism, and the cultures of everyday life. Louis is a member of the research collective freethought, who are currently fellows of BAK in Utrecht developing a new project on ‘Spectral Infrastructures’. Louis is also a part of Le Mardi Gras Listening Collective.