Elisheva is an architecture scholar and artist, her artworks exhibited internationally. After receiving her MFA from Yale University School of Art (Sculpture department), Elisheva studied civil engineering. She has extensive experience as a teacher, teaching Fine Art and Architecture design studio for almost a decade at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
At Weitzman School of design’s architecture department at UPenn, Elisheva is working on her PhD research into homes which present a radical break from the single-family, isolated, would-be-independent, and crises-based household so prominent in Western cultures. Investigating a variety of historical and contemporary sources, spanning from the indigenous to utopian, Elisheva's research aims to offer analysis from which to imagine alternatives to the unsustainable living typologies normalized through the global advancement of free-market capitalism.
The research Elisheva has conducted so far at Penn was presented in “Architecture & Collective Life” the 16th Annual International Conference of the Architectural Humanities Research Association (2020); at the Theory Collective for Social Research at the New School, New York (2020-2022); at Penn’s Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Colloquium (2021); in “Make Way for Winged Eros” a podcast by anthropologist Kristen Ghodsee; and in “From the Margins - Perspectives on Architecture” a podcast by architectural historian German Pallares.
Elisheva is the mother of Margot, Eliav, and Shoshana, living in a single-family-household while always seeking for less lonesome, more sustainable, more joyful ways of living.