Ines Weizman

Head of PhD Programme, School of Architecture




Ines Weizman is Head of Programme of the MPhil/ PhD Architecture at the RCA. She is the founding director of the Centre for Documentary Architecture (CDA), an interdisciplinary research collective of architectural historians, filmmakers, and digital technologists.

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. Before joining the RCA, Weizman was professor of architectural theory at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and 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 with Jovis, Berlin 2021. Weizman is author of Documentary Architecture. Dissidence through Architecture (ARQ Editiones, Santiago de Chile: 2020). In 2019 she edited an anthology of essays, Dust & Data: Traces of the Bauhaus across 100 Years, published with Spector Books, Leipzig. In 2014, she was editor of Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence, published by Routledge. Her book co-written with Eyal Weizman, Before and After: Documenting the Architecture of Disaster, was published in the same year by Strelka Press.

Weizman has also worked on exhibitions and installations such as Repeat Yourself: Loos, Law, and the Culture of the Copy, exhibited at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, as well as at the Architecture Centre in Vienna and the Buell Center at Columbia University, New York (2013). Other research and exhibition projects include: Celltexts: Books and Other Works Produced in Prison (2008, with Eyal Weizman), first exhibited at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin.

In 2019, together with the CDA she curated the exhibition The Matter of Data, which was shown in Weimar, Tel Aviv and Berlin (2020).

More details on publications and exhibitions on RCA staff website


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Ines Weizman