Yael Allweil Ph.D is an architect and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, Israel, where she heads the Housing Architecture, History and Theory research group. She completed her PhD in architecture history at UC Berkeley exploring the history of Israel-Palestine as a history of the gain and loss of citizen housing. Her research was published in the monograph Homeland: Zionism as Housing Regime 1860-2011 (Routledge, 2017) and several journal articles in Urban Studies, Footprint, Architecture Beyond Europe, City, TDSR and IJIA. During 2019-2020 Yael will be on leave at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) in Jerusalem as chair the research group ‘Re-Theorizing Housing as Architecture’ (with Gaia Caramellino and Susanne Schindler). Yael’s work involves academic research and activism in the context of the Israeli housing social movement.
Main Research Interests
History and theory of architecture, Housing as revolutionary architecture