Ines Weizman

Head of PhD Programme, School of Architecture




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.

Research interests: history and theory of architecture and urbanism, architecture and politics, dissidence, Cold War architecture and planning, emigrées histories, architectural modernism and colonialism, media of preservation/ conservation, heritage research.

More details on the RCA website.

EXHIBITIONS (selected)


“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, …”. Josephine Baker and Modern Architecture across the Colonised Arab World.

La Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale, Gender & Geography (2023), curated by Lesley Lokko

Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, “Josephine Baker. Icon in Motion” (26.01.-01.05.2024), curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Kandis Williams

Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale, AFTER RAIN, (20.02.-24.05.2024), curated by Ute Meta Bauer

The Children's Forest Pavilion (Commissioner of the Lithuanian Pavilion to The Biennale Architettura 2023), has been curated by Jurga Daubaraitė, Egija Inzule, Jonas Žukauskas.

2019-2024 (with the Centre for Documentary Architecture)

Licht, Luft & Viren. The Architectural Arms Race to Conquer Berlin’s Sky. Berlin Triennale of Modernism (2020-)

The Matter of Data. Tel Aviv, Berlin, Prague and in Porto, Bauhaus Museum Weimar (2019), Liebling Haus – The White City Center, Tel Aviv- Yafo (2019), Satelit. Architekturgalerie, Berlin (2020).


Repeat Yourself: Loos, Law, and the Culture of the Copy. presented in: Venice Architecture Biennale (2012), Architecture Centre in Vienna (2013), The Buell Center at Columbia University, New York (2013).

2008 (with Eyal Weizman)

Celltexts: Books and Other Works Produced in Prison. presented in: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin (2008), Berlin (2010), Venice (2013), Berlin (2018).


The British Academy/ Leverhulme Small Research Grants Award 2021

Antoine Tabet (1907-1964). A Modernist Architect across the Sykes-Picot Line


Weizman, Ines. (forthcoming, 2025). Joséphine Baker across the Colonial Modern, London: Sternberg Press

Weizman, Ines and Escherich, Mark. (forthcoming, 2025). Architectural Modernism in Erfurt and Haifa, Weimar: MBooks

Weizman, Ines. (2024). "Dissidents" in: Joseph Bedford (ed.) How is Architecture Political. Engaging Chantal Mouffe, Bloomsbury, pp.84-108.

Weizman, Ines. (2023). "Dissidenten-Ästhetik: Die mögliche Architektur der Regierten" in: Daniel Martin Feige and Sandra Meireis (eds)., Ästhetik und Architektur, Transcript Verlag, pp.439-458

Weizman, Ines. (2023). "Synchronised by Murder. The 1930 Killing of a Berlin Clockmaker" in: Maria Shéhérazade Giudici (ed.), AA Files 79, London: Architectural Association. pp. 60-69. (podcast version on Airaa)

Weizman, Ines. (2023). "Synchronised by Murder. The 1930 Killing of a Berlin Clockmaker" in: Ronit Porat Hunting in Time, Sternthal Books, pp. 60-69. (podcast version on Airaa)

Weizman, Ines. (2020). Documentary Architecture. Dissidence through Architecture, Arquitectura Documental. Disidencia a Través de la Arquitectura. Santiago de Chile: ARQ Editiones.

Weizman, Ines. (ed.) (2021). 100+ Neue Perspektiven auf die Bauhaus-Rezeption Berlin: Jovis Verlag.

Weizman, Ines. (chapter) (2021). Dast, Data and Documentary Architecture. In: Ric Allsopp and Serge von Arx (eds.), Reframing Memory: Our Gruesome Cultural Heritage. (Norwegian Theatre Academy/ Østfold University College, 2021), pp. 101-118.

Weizman, Ines. (ed.) (2019). Dust & Data: Traces of the Bauhaus across 100 Years. Leipzig: Spector Books.

Weizman, Ines. (ed.) (2014). Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence. New York, London: Routledge.

Weizman, Ines and Weizman, Eyal. (2014). Before and After: Documenting the Architecture of Disaster. Moscow, London: Strelka Press.

Weizman, Ines and Jorge Otero-Pailo (eds.) (2015). Preservation and Copyright. Journal Future Anterior. Volume 13, University of Minnesota Press.

Weizman, Ines (ed.) (2014). Dissidence. Journal Architecture and Culture, Volume 2, Issue 1, Berg Publishers.

Weizman, Ines. (book review) (2019). Luxury and Modernism: Architecture and the Object in Germany 1900–1933, Robin Schuldenfrei. In: The Burlington Magazine. May 2019. 1394 - Vol 161, pp. 436-437.

Weizman, Ines. (2019). Black Coloured White/ Schwarz Gefärbtes Weiß. In: Hannes Sulzenbacher und Hanno Loewy (eds.), All about Tel Aviv- Jaffa. Die Erfindung einer Stadt, pp. 200-208.

Weizman, Ines. (2019). Dokumentarische Architektur: Digitale Historiografien der Moderne. In: ARCH+ 234, Datatopia, 2019, pp. 198–209.

Weizman, Ines. (2019). Archives Fever – Adolf Loos in Palestine. In: Jörg Stabenow, Ronny Schüler (eds.), The Transfer of Modernity - Architectural Modernism in Palestine 1923–1948, Berlin: Gebr. Mann Verlag. pp. 33–47.

Weizman, Ines. (2019). Auf den Spuren der "Bauhaus-Moderne". Zur Geschichte und Wirkung einer Schule. In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte. Bauhaus, Zeitschrift der Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, 69. Jahrgang, 13-14/ 2019, 25. März 2019, pp. 9-14.

Weizman, Ines. (2018). Documentary Architecture. The Digital Historiographies of Modernism. In: Faktur. Documents and Architecture, Issue 1, Fall 2018, pp. 6–25.

Weizman, Ines. (2018). Documentary Architecture and the History of »Before and After« Photography. In: Moritz Neumüller (ed.). The Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture. New York, London: Routledge. pp. 69-82.

Weizman, Ines. (2018). Architecture's Internal Exile. Experiments in Digital Documentation of Adolf Loos’s Vienna Houses. In: Architectural Design, Volume 88, Issue 3, Architecture and Freedom: Searching for Agency in a Changing World. London: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. pp. 32-39.

Weizman, Ines. (2017). Architecture and Copyright: Rights of Authors and Things in the Age of Digital Reproduction. In: Amanda Reeser Lawrence,‎ Ana Miljački (eds.). Terms of Appropriation: Modern Architecture and Global Exchange, New York, London: Routledge, pp. 141 – 159.

Weizman, Ines. (2017). Als die Architekten die Revolution verließen. Regimekritiker und Dissidenz in der DDR und Osteuropa vor 1989. In: Nina Gribat, Philip Misselwitz, Matthias Görlich (eds.). Vergessene Schulen. Architekturlehre zwischen Reform und Revolte um 1968, Leipzig: Spector Books, pp. 291 – 306.

Weizman, Ines. (2017). Läänemere atlase projekt. The Baltic Atlas Project. In: Estonian Urbanists' Review 19 / Deep Baltic, pp. 52-62.

Weizman, Ines. (2017). Derechos de la cosa. Thing rights. In: ARQ 95, pp. 30-39.

Weizman, Ines. (2016). "Fahrenheit 2400°. The Second Life of Luis Barragán". In: Jill Magid, The Proposal, London: Sternberg Press. pp. 136-148.

Weizman, Ines. (2016). "Interview", In: Thordis Arrhenius (ed.), Experimental Preservation, Lars Müller Publishers, pp. 80-85.

Weizman, Ines. (2016). "Exception to the Norm. Buildings and Skeletons in the Work of Ernst Neufert". In: Perspecta 49, QUOTE, MIT Press, 2016, pp. 136-148.

Weizman, Ines. (2016). "The Baltic Atlas Project". In: The Baltic Atlas,Berlin: Sternberg Press. pp. 214-224.

Weizman, Ines. (2015). "Zeitbilder. Dokumentarische Architektur und die Geschichte der »Vorher und Nachher« Fotografie / Images of Time. Documentary Architecture and the History of »Before and After« Photography". In: Stefan Koppelkamm (ed.), Häuser Räume Stimmen / Houses Rooms Voices, Berlin: Hatje Cantz. pp. 62-73.

Weizman, Ines. (2015). Bauhaus on the Golan. Notes towards an Architectural History of the Sykes-Picot Line. In: Bauhaus Magazin, Volume 7. KOLLEKTIV. pp. 112-120.

Weizman, Ines. (2014). The Three Lives of Modern Architecture: Wills, Copyrights and their Violations. In: Arrhenius, Lending, Miller, und McGowan (eds.) Exhibiting Architecture. Place and Displacement, Zurich: Lars Müller Publishers. pp.183-196.

Weizman, Ines. (2014). Thing Rights. The Second After-Life of Architecture. In: Ana Miljacki (ed.): Under the Influence, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pp.110- 121, pp.122-132.

Weizman, Ines. (2014). "Tuning into the Void. The aurality of Adolf Loos’s Architecture". In: Do you read me?, Harvard Design Magazine, 2014, pp.8-16.

Weizman, Ines. (2012). Architectural Doppelgängers. In: Thomas Weaver (ed.). AA Files 65. London: Architectural Association. pp. 19-24.

Weizman, Ines. (2012). Dissidence through Architecture. In: Kurt Evans, Iben Falconer, Ian Mills, Perspecta 45: Agency, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pp.27-38.

Weizman, Ines. (2012). "Mobilizing Dissent. The Possible Architecture of the Governed." In: Greig Crysler, Stephen Cairns, Hilde Heynen (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory, London: Sage Publications Ltd. pp. 107-120.

Weizman, Ines. (2009). Architecture’s Political Spectacles: Revolutionary Reenactment and the Urban Arms Race in Cold War Berlin. In: Thomas Weaver (ed.) AA Files 59, London: Architectural Association. pp. 60-69.

Weizman, Ines. (2008). Arms Race, Architectural. In: Wörterbuch des Krieges. Dictionary of War, Merve Verlag Berlin, 2008, pp. 315-327



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