"Shoah and the Crisis of Postwar Architectural Language"
Dr. Eran Neuman earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. in architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in architecture at the Bezalel Art and Design Academy in Jerusalem. During his fellowship at the Museum, he was Senior Lecturer at The David Azrieli School of Architecture at Tel Aviv University and The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and a principal of the research and design firm Open Source Architecture (OSA), which he co-founded with Aaron Sprecher and Chandler Ahrens. For his Phyllis Greenberg Heideman and Richard D. Heideman Fellowship, Dr. Neuman conducted research for his project, “Shoah and the Crisis of Postwar Architectural Language.”
Dr. Neuman’s background in architecture infused with Holocaust studies has molded his unique research on the representation of the Holocaust in architecture. He is the author of several articles and has presented papers at conferences in the United States and Europe. In 2006 Dr. Neuman was a curator for “The Gen[H]ome Project,” an international exhibition on genetics and architecture by MAK Center (Los Angeles). Due to his work he has received prestigious honors and fellowships from such institutions as the The Technion; Tel Aviv University; University of California, Los Angeles; Bazalel Art and Design Academy; the Keren Sharet America-Israel Culture Foundation, the German-Israel Foundation Fellowship and the Society of Architectural Historians Zuk Fellowship.
During his tenure at the Center, Dr. Neuman examined the ways in which the Shoah influences architecture and memorials as a discourse and disciplinary method of addressing the Shoah through architecture. In addition, he addressed the writing on the Shoah through and in architecture as a platform for a discussion on the perception of the event as a spatial and disciplinary condition.
Dr. Neuman was in residence at the Mandel Center from November 1, 2006 to February 28, 2007; August 1 to September 30, 2007