Samia Henni
former postdoc
Curriculum vitae

Samia Henni was born in Algiers, Algeria.
In 2016, she received her Ph.D. (with distinction, ETH Medal) in the History and Theory of Architecture from the gta Institute, ETH Zurich. Since 2017, she is Lecturer at the gta Institute, ETH Zurich, and at the Geneva University of Art and Design.
Her teaching and writings focus on the intersection between colonial policies, military operations, architecture and spatial planning. Ongoing research projects include: “Discreet Violence, Territory and the French War in Algeria,” a traveling exhibition that scrutinizes French military propaganda visual records produced in the fifties and sixties, and “Paris and the Algerian Desert” that investigates French oil exploitation, nuclear experimentation, and the forced resettlement of nomadic populations during the Algerian Revolution.
Samia Henni graduated from the Academy of Architecture, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Mendrisio, Switzerland. She has also studied at the Ecole Polytechnique d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme, Algiers; the ex-Berlage Institute, Rotterdam; and the Goldsmiths, University of London.