Malkit Shoshan

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), co-author of Village: One Land Two Systems and Platform Paradise (Damiani Editore, 2014) and of the UNMANNED: Architecture and Security Series (DPR-Barcelona, 2016).

She is the curator of the Dutch pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, titled BLUE: Architecture of UN peacekeeping missions. In 2015 she was a Visiting Critic at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University. In 2014, as a research fellow at The New Institute, she developed the project Drones and Honeycombs, a research on processes of militarization of the civic space.

Shoshan studied architecture at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and the IUAV – The University of Venice. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the Delft University of Technology and on the editorial board of Footprint, Delft Architecture Theory Journal. She curated various exhibitions and edited numerous catalogs such as ZOO, or the letter Z, just after Zionism (NAiM, 2011) and One Land Two Systems (FAST, 2004). In 2014, she was a finalist for the Harvard GSD’s Wheelwright Prize.

Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, NRC, Haaretz, Volume, Abitare, Frame, Metropolis, and exhibited at places such as the UN Headquarters in NYC (2016), Venice Architecture Biennale (2002, 2008, 2016), Experimenta (2011), The New Institute (2014), The Istanbul Design Biennale (2014). The Israel Digital Art Center in Hulon (2012), and The Netherlands Architecture Institute (2007).