Ines Weizman is the head of the Architecture PhD Programme at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London and the founding director of the Centre for Documentary Architecture (CDA), an interdisciplinary research collective comprised of architectural historians, filmmakers and digital technologists. Since 2022 she is also Professor of Architectural Theory and Design at the Academy of Fine Arts, Institute for Art and Architecture in Vienna.
Weizman trained as an architect at the Bauhaus University Weimar and the Ècole d’Architecture de Belleville in Paris. She studied at the Sorbonne, the University of Cambridge (MPhil), and the Architectural Association School of Architecture London, where she completed her PhD thesis in History and Theory of Architecture in 2005. She taught at the Architectural Association, Goldsmiths College London, the Berlage Institute of Architecture in Rotterdam and London Metropolitan University. Between 2012-2021 Weizman was a professor of architectural theory at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the director of the Bauhaus Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture and Planning. In 2016 and 2019 she directed the International Bauhaus-Colloquia and a series of conferences and exhibitions as part of the Bauhaus Jubilee in 2019.
In 2021 she published an anthology of essays with the Bauhaus Institute, 100+ Neue Perspektiven auf die Bauhaus-Rezeption (Berlin: Jovis, 2021). Weizman is the author of Documentary Architecture: Dissidence through Architecture (Santiago de Chile: ARQ Editiones, 2020). For the Bauhaus centenary, she edited an anthology of essays, Dust & Data: Traces of the Bauhaus across 100 Years (Leipzig: Spector Books, 2019). In 2014, she was the editor of Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence, published by Routledge. Her book Before and After: Documenting the Architecture of Disaster, co-authored with Eyal Weizman, was published in the same year by Strelka Press. In 2021 she won a Leverhulme Research Grant. The research Antoine Tabet (1907-1964). A Modernist Architect across the Sykes-Picot Line will be presented in articles, exhibitions and film documentations.
Weizman has also been involved in exhibitions and installations, such as Repeat Yourself: Loos, Law, and the Culture of the Copy (Venice, New York, Vienna) and Celltexts: Books and Other Works Produced in Prison (Turin, Berlin, Dublin, Venice). For the CDA she curated the exhibition The Matter of Data, which was shown from 2019 to 2022 with a varying thematic focus in Weimar, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Prague and in Porto. The exhibition Licht, Luft & Viren. The Architectural Arms Race to Conquer Berlin’s Sky was presented as part of the Berlin Triennale of Modernism 2022 in Berlin.
For The Biennale Architettura 2023 in Venice, she will present an installation titled “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, …”. Josephine Baker and Modern Architecture across the Colonised Arab World.
She is also commissioner of the Lithuanian Pavilion to The Biennale Architettura 2023: The Children's Forest Pavilion has been curated by Jurga Daubaraitė, Egija Inzule, Jonas Žukauskas.
The publication Architectural Modernism in Erfurt and Haifa , co-edited with Mark Escherich will be published by MBooks Weimar (2023).
More details on publications and exhibitions on RCA staff website
Research Interests: History and theory of architecture and urbanism, architecture and politics, dissidence, Cold War architecture and planning, Bauhaus era emigrées histories, architectural modernism and colonialism, media of preservation/ conservation, heritage research.