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Susan Schuppli
Centre Director & Reader
s.schuppli@gold.ac.uk

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


Christina Varvia
Lecturer in Forensic Architecture
c.varvia@gold.ac.uk

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.


Eyal Weizman
Professor & Director of Forensic Architecture
e.weizman@gold.ac.uk

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
g.saadawi@gold.ac.uk

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
l.moreno@gold.ac.uk

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.