Fall 2015 visiting critic Malkit Shoshan is the founder of the Amsterdam-based architectural think tank FAST (Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory). Her work explores the relationship between architecture, politics, and human rights. She is the author of the award-winning book Atlas of Conflict: Israel-Palestine (Uitgeverij 010, 2010) and co-author of Village: One Land Two Systems and Platform Paradise (Damiani Editore, 2014).
In 2014, as a research fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut, she developed the project ‘Drones and Honeycombs’, a research on the impact of the military apparatus on the city with three sub-themes: Drones, Compounds and Missions.
Shoshan studied architecture at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and at the IUAV - The University of Venice. She is a PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology. Her dissertation explores the role architecture and planning can have in conflict areas, focusing on UN missions. She is on the editorial board of Footprint, Delft architecture theory journal and co-editor of theUnmanned a publication series on architecture and security. She was a finalist for the Harvard GSD’s Wheelwright Prize (2014).
Her work has been published in Volume, Abitare, Frame, Haaretz, New York Times, and other publications. She has exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2002, 2008), the Netherlands Architecture Institute (2007), Experimenta (2011), Het Nieuwe Instituut (2014), and at the Istanbul Design Biennale (2014).