Through the eyes of a pioneering forensic architect
Activists / Architects / Falling Walls Science Journalism Fellow / The Sunday Times

Through the eyes of a pioneering forensic architect

Today, Prof. Eyal Weizman will deliver the 18th Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust Lecture at BMICH. Its open to all, and you should go. From experience, I can tell you that Weizman’s work is both provocative and significant. We met when the Israeli professor was a speaker at the Falling Walls conference in Berlin. The conference is … Continue reading

Tristan Al-Haddad: Womb/Tomb (Work In Progress)
Academics / Architects / Sculptors / The Sunday Times

Tristan Al-Haddad: Womb/Tomb (Work In Progress)

Surrounded by masons at work, Tristan Al-Haddad is laying bricks. His white t-shirt isn’t quite as pristine as it was a few hours ago, his hands are coated in dust, grime and sweat beads on his brow. People driving by on Horton Place need only glance over into the grounds of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute … Continue reading

Chitra Weddikkara: Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling
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Chitra Weddikkara: Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

Prof. Chitra Weddikkara met her husband-to-be and discovered her future profession roughly around the same time. It was 1968 and she was a young student of the biosciences. Her parents, who couldn’t bear the thought of sending her to far away Peradeniya were more willing to consent to a course in architecture at Moratuwa. Taken … Continue reading