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  • Tag Archives: architecture | Page 2 | arenaofspeculation.org
    and images by Diego Segatto In this original article for arenaofspeculation org Diego Segatto shares his experiences of reading the conflict through the built and natural landscapes of Israel Palestine His photographs are generously shared here on a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 3 0 license Questo articolo è Read More Weaponized Architecture A Discussion with Léopold Lambert 28 Dec Filed under Critical Speculation Spatial Analysis No comments The following is an interview with Léopold Lambert TheFunambulist author of Weaponized Architecture The Impossibility of Innocence published by dpr barcelona a new publication that offers an analysis of Israel s architecture of colonization in the context of global trends in architecture and urbanism and uses architectural Read More After September Strategies in Bypass Urbanism 2 Oct Filed under Critical Speculation 3 Comments With the much vaunted month of September 2011 now behind us and the Palestinian Authority s statehood recognition drive presently forestalled by UN bureaucracy perhaps it is a good time to turn our eyes back to the situation on the ground As yet another settlement expansion receives Read More Why not Return Towards Return of Palestinian Refugees 14 Sep Filed under Advocacy Critical Speculation 1 Comment by Eitan Bronstein This Thursday 15th September a remarkable exhibition will open in Tel Aviv seeking to engage head on with the legacy of the Palestinian Nakba Curated by Zochrot and entitled Towards return of Palestinian refugees the exhibition brings together a collection of projects that engage Read More Twitter Feed Could not load tweets Beyond Peace Process Sustainable peace in Palestine needs a federal one state solution Bright Green Palestine A one state solution to the present impasse rabble ca The One State Mirage CounterPunch Israeli pronouncement on policing West Bank solidifies one state apartheid regime Erekat Mondoweiss Feature Archives Select Month

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  • Remapping Palestine and the Politics of Injury | arenaofspeculation.org
    the tree three rudimentary lines appear depicting a tent the first tent of Aida refugee camp pitched by her family in 1956 coincidentally the year of Clouzot s Mystère Picasso And from there the blank sheet slowly fills up with lines as she represents each of her extended family s tents and those of her neighbors Next comes the street running through the middle of the camp which was named after the first martyr of her family Ishaq Abusrour who was shot in the head by an Israeli as he was looking out of a window with other students at the university They say he was holding a Palestinian flag she says but they lie As the pen continues its work she lists the names of others Sixty members of her family have been killed since the first Still image from Videomapping Palestine Aida Till Roeskens 2009 Between the Visible and the Sayable Paradoxically it is precisely by restricting our field of vision to the narrow limits of a square meter the size of the canvas improvised on site that we gain access to parts of the camp that would otherwise remain hidden We used to visit talk play and cook for each other Sabha recounts but today the Israelis have made us suspicious They put spies among us so people are all afraid and keep to themselves While she speaks of distrust a box appears around each tent symbolizing the construction of buildings that have taken their place The weight of overcrowding and isolation accumulates with every movement of her pen She does not say so but foreign eyes are all the more suspect and we are invited to move through her drawing and those that follow into areas of the camp that are likely in reality to be out of bounds A young man walks us through the memories of his family s land now controlled by Israel We discover his favorite spot often visited by eagles We hear how his farmland was confiscated and destroyed in a single day while he and his father were interrogated You have no land he was told forget about it A child depicts her home and reveals which rooms are best for hiding from soldiers A man draws the camp s different neighborhoods his favorite house and the Intercontinental Hotel for tourists not for the camp The worst location is a girls school where most people got wounded We learn of the shooting of tear gas into the school and the evacuation of the girls of a watchtower where soldiers may be at any time of the place they use to enter the camp and where to hide to survive We see the checkpoints and the way around them via the mountains the settlements the Wall and a terrorist bulldozer knocking down trees One woman describes the convoluted journey she and her granddaughter who suffers from a hereditary disease have to take to the hospital in Jerusalem for treatment Another tells

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  • Atlas of the Conflict: Israel-Palestine | arenaofspeculation.org
    insights not only into the specific situation of Israel Palestine but also into the phenomenon of spatial planning used as a political instrument See also the author s full introduction to the atlas and its conception Jerusalem and the Wall The spatial contours of the West Bank in 2010 Images and text republished on arenaofspeculation org with permission from the author For more take a look at the official website of the publication www atlasoftheconflict org The Atlas of the Conflict maps the processes and mechanisms behind the shaping of Israel Palestine over the past 100 years Over 500 maps and diagrams provide a detailed territorial analysis of the Israeli Palestinian conflict explored through themes such as borders settlements land ownership archaeological and cultural heritage sites control of natural resources landscaping wars and treaties A lexicon drawing on many different information sources provides a commentary on the conflict from various perspectives As a whole the book offers insights not only into the specific situation of Israel Palestine but also into the phenomenon of spatial planning used as a political instrument Connect Email Updates sending Name E mail Latest Posts Fighting new Nakba in the Negev Building Resilience in Hebron On Strategies of Spatial Appropriation and Resistance in Palestine Parallel Walks in Al Khalil Considering the Political Agency of Residual Landscapes in the West Bank Ramallah The Transforming City Today in Palestine More Interviews Jeff Halper ICAHD Alessandro Petti Decolonizing Architecture Farhat Muhawi Riwaq Yazid Anani Birzeit University Publications Advancing the Struggle Dena Qaddumi Resisting Spaciocide Ahmad Barclay Browse Older Sedek A Collection on Return Sedek A Journal on the Ongoing Nakba has been published in Hebrew by Zochrot since 2007 Three years after the publication of their first issue Newer Self Urbanization and the Contours of Political Space by Nasser

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  • Signposts from a Contested Landscape: A Photographic Archive | arenaofspeculation.org
    these hidden signs and symbols Where humans attribute a single place with violently different meanings whether religious ideological or economic Israeli Dead Sea resort in the occupied West Bank near Jericho Diego Segatto The images here are from a selection for an exhibition on borders at Museo di Bard Valle d Aosta Italy and represent my first attempt in 2009 to capture some of the signifiers of this contested landscape Diego Segatto is an architect and creative director of OQ OpenQuadra studio and coordinator of Re Habitat regeneration group both based in Bologna Italy His practice has an inter disciplinary focus Where the fields of practice encompass numerous and varied problems design becomes that dimension of thought and action which can bring them together highlighting the connections and the true crux of research the importance of language and overall vision Image Gallery click thumbnails to view Testo originale italiano Mettiamo che siate un turista Siete in pellegrinaggio nella Terra Santa e dopo una lunga visita a Gerusalemme vi spingete oltre uno di quei gelidi posti di blocco che chiamano check point Oppure volete visitare Tel aviv e il Negev ma un vostro amico vi ha suggerito di allungare lo sguardo anche ai Territori Occupati O addirittura siete talmente curiosi di capire qualcosa sul conflitto dei conflitti da prendervi 10 giorni premio per un viaggio di approfondimento In tutti e tre i casi potreste tranquillamente tornare senza averci capito nulla Non rischiate nulla eccetto l innocenza Ma per andare più a fondo ci sono delle condizioni avete bisogno di buone guide avete bisogno di entrare in relazione profonda con i meccanismi che animano tormentano e complicano questo fazzoletto di medio oriente Ci sono altre zone sul pianeta per guardare un occupazione e la guerra da vicino ma troppo pericolose per uscirne incolumi Palestina e Israele formano un esperienza drammaticamente surreale non esiste al mondo una simile finestra panoramica da cui osservare il catalogo completo delle più moderne tecniche di repressione asfissia controllo resistenza sovversione manipolazione metabolizzazione mobilitazione internazionale speculazione frammentazione occultamento stratificazione pianificazione e retorica del conflitto Potete farvi tentare dalla neutralità ma è difficile evitare altalenanti polarizzazioni Fino a che vedrete E solo allora come un codice informatico di cui avete scoperto la chiave il sistema comincerà a svelarvi una complessità in cui ogni sasso ogni mattone parla di politica Il mio progetto di esperienza in Palestina è reso possibile grazie alla collaborazione con Decolonizing Architecture Con questo gruppo opero sulla trasmissione del messaggio sul segno in visibile e sulla simbologia Ambiti umani che in un simile luogo addensano e sovrappongono violentemente significati religiosi ideologici e di mercato Le immagini qui riportate provengono da una selezione per l esposizione sui confini al Museo di Bard Valle d Aosta Italia e costituiscono il mio primo tentativo nel 2009 di cogliere alcuni segni parlanti di un paesaggio conteso Diego Segatto è architetto direttore creativo di OQ OpenQuadra studio e coordinatore di Re Habitat organismo di rigenerazione entrambe a Bologna Italia L aspetto

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  • Tag Archives: citizenship | Page 2 | arenaofspeculation.org
    The Right to a Spatial Narrative 21 Mar Filed under Advocacy Spatial Analysis No comments Adalah the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel recently published Volume 2 of Makan meaning Place in Arabic their periodic journal for Land Planning and Justice This volume reveals the centrality of spatial planning and urban design in the continued suppression of Palestinian Read More Advancing the Struggle Challenging Ethnocracy in Tel Aviv Jaffa 29 Jan Filed under Advocacy Spatial Analysis No comments A new online publication exploring the planning citizenship relationship in the context of urban space and a particular form of government the ethnocracy The case of Tel Aviv Jaffa is used to illustrate these dynamics and highlight the potential of urban social movements to advance their struggle Read More Twitter Feed Could not load tweets Beyond Peace Process Sustainable peace in Palestine needs a federal one state solution Bright Green Palestine A one state solution to the present impasse rabble ca The One State Mirage CounterPunch Israeli pronouncement on policing West Bank solidifies one state apartheid regime Erekat Mondoweiss Feature Archives Select Month July 2013 1 April 2013 1 March 2013 1 January 2013 2 December 2012 1 November 2012

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  • Common Assembly: Deterritorializing the Palestinian Parliament | arenaofspeculation.org
    studio has been granted access to the Palestinian Parliament building in Abu Dis It was constructed with international donations during the Oslo years but the project was abandoned before completion Now the Wall cuts the building off from Jerusalem The building stands as a monument to the collapsed peace process but this condition of local impossibility allows for a political imaginary to arise Thus the building becomes a starting point to imagine new types of political assembly DAAR decided to use the building both as a site of intervention as well as a site of architectural speculation DAAR s goal is to work through an understanding of the relationships between territory population and political representation In Palestine the population cannot be represented by a single parliament building as it would serve only a people within imposed borders that fragment all those who see themselves as Palestinians it must operate through disassociations in which the people the building and the territory are categories in constant motion in relation to each other The lines of Israel s Jerusalem Municipality and Separation Wall as they relate to the building DAAR For an insightful overview of the contemporary challenges facing Palestinians in the global diaspora and on present grassroots initiatives towards democratic representation we would encourage you to read the recent Roundtable on Palestinian Diaspora and Representation on Jadaliyya An exhibition based on DAAR s Common Assembly project will be on display at Centre d Art Neuchatel in Switzerland from 16 September to 28 October 2011 For more on the project you can explore the Common Assembly section on the DAAR website Text and images are reproduced with kind permission from DAAR Common Assembly Deterritorializing the Palestinian Parliament is the second collaborative partnership between DAAR the Al Quds Bard Honors College and the Forensic Architecture project at the Centre for Research Architecture Goldsmiths University of London It is supported by Foundation for Arts Initiatives and the Municipality of Beit Sahour Project by Sandi Hilal Alessandro Petti Eyal Weizman Nicola Perugini with Yazeed Anani Nishat Awan Ghassan Bannoura Benoit Burquel Suzy Harris Brandts Runa Johannssen Zografia Karekou Cressida Kocienski Lejla Odobasic Carina Ottino Elizabeth Paden Sameena Sitabkhan Amy Zion Deterritorialized Parliament a gathering of the Palestine Liberation Organisation PLO in exile DAAR Connect Email Updates sending Name E mail Latest Posts Fighting new Nakba in the Negev Building Resilience in Hebron On Strategies of Spatial Appropriation and Resistance in Palestine Parallel Walks in Al Khalil Considering the Political Agency of Residual Landscapes in the West Bank Ramallah The Transforming City Today in Palestine More Interviews Jeff Halper ICAHD Alessandro Petti Decolonizing Architecture Farhat Muhawi Riwaq Yazid Anani Birzeit University Publications Advancing the Struggle Dena Qaddumi Resisting Spaciocide Ahmad Barclay Browse Older Olive Revolution Challenging the Closure of Jerusalem Today 26th August a broad coalition of grassroots activists will descend on Jerusalem from four directions marching on Israeli checkpoints in Qalandia Ramallah Bethlehem Shu afat Newer Why not Return Towards Return of Palestinian Refugees by Eitan

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  • TEDxRamallah: Voices from Free Palestine | arenaofspeculation.org
    of Palestine In the words of TEDxRamallah event curator Ramzi Jaber the cities were chosen specifically to bring people who cannot be part of the event in Palestine closer to the live experience 3 Yet it would be hard to characterise TEDxRamallah as a purely national event given some of the international names taking to the stage and the diverse audience expected to attend the satellite events Indeed perhaps it is more crucially a model for breaking down other more deeply ingrained barriers Offering a platform where the Palestinian people can engage with the world individually and collectively as equals rather than relying on Israel or even the global Palestine solidarity movement however well meaning as their interpreters Satellite events highlighting countries with significant Palestinian population arenaofspeculation org It is maybe only in Ramallah often described as a surreal bubble of normality within the everyday abnormality of the Palestinian territories that an event such as this could be conceived A city where the spectrum of political possibilities often appears wider than the more brutal manifestations of the Israeli occupation would suggest Yet the translocation of its namesake event to Bethlehem by accident rather than by design the Ramallah Palace of Culture the originally intended venue is undergoing refurbishment somehow challenges the idea that Ramallah Syndrome requires such a bubble in order to thrive So for one day Bethlehem a city almost entirely encircled by the physical barrier of the Wall will become the centre of a truly global cultural event Perhaps such an occasion will offer the possibility to imagine Free Palestine as a place that exists in the present brought into reality by a moment of individual and collective agency rather than a hollow demand to be realised at an unknown point in the future by some greater power Today Free Palestine may not have found a solid geographic form but it has rediscovered its many voices and TEDxRamallah will surely become a noteworthy episode of its history in the making Post event update Watch the whole event online here Individual talks coming soon See below for dynamic map of global venues by Robert Ferry of Studied Impact The main venue Bethlehem Convention Palace TEDxRamallah As individuals arenaofspeculation org contributors Dena Qaddumi and Ahmad Barclay have been active in the organisation of the TEDxRamallah satellite events in Doha and London and as a collective arenaofspeculation org has been working to promote and endorse the event itself To find a TEDxRamallah event near you please visit the official website Endnotes 1 This quote is attributed to Said by the Palestine Festival of Literature which has adopted this phrase as its motto 2 From the Bethlehem programme of the TEDxRamallah event 3 From TEDxRamallah press release dated 17th February 2011 Connect Email Updates sending Name E mail Latest Posts Fighting new Nakba in the Negev Building Resilience in Hebron On Strategies of Spatial Appropriation and Resistance in Palestine Parallel Walks in Al Khalil Considering the Political Agency of Residual Landscapes in

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  • After September? Strategies in Bypass Urbanism | arenaofspeculation.org
    also runs the risk of becoming obscured Returning to the PA s bid for independence in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967 there are two Palestinian communities that seem to have greeted the move with most scepticism The global diaspora of Palestinian refugees and the Palestinian citizens of Israel the two groups whose reality today was cast for the most part in the hostilities of 1948 rather than 1967 2 either displaced from their homes or forced to live as a disenfranchised minority within a new political order It is perhaps these two communities both excluded from the mainstream media debate that offer the perspectives required to see beyond the present political circus Opening the possibility of a dialogue which looks simultaneously from outside in and inside out building networks to transcend borders and challenging Israeli ethnocracy from within The multi storey bridges are illustrated as housing agricultural landscapes Viktor Ramos The Continuous Enclave Strategies in Bypass Urbanism was first published online at Geoff Manaugh s BLDG BLOG in February 2009 Project images featured on arenaofspeculation org with kind permission from Viktor Ramos End Notes 1 Ramos s full project description and a larger archive of images can be viewed on Flickr 2 Obviously this is only a crude representation of the broad spectrum of opinion within the global Palestinian population Equally many Palestinian refugees were also displaced in the 1967 Naska or setback Connect Email Updates sending Name E mail Latest Posts Fighting new Nakba in the Negev Building Resilience in Hebron On Strategies of Spatial Appropriation and Resistance in Palestine Parallel Walks in Al Khalil Considering the Political Agency of Residual Landscapes in the West Bank Ramallah The Transforming City Today in Palestine More Interviews Jeff Halper ICAHD Alessandro Petti Decolonizing Architecture Farhat Muhawi Riwaq Yazid Anani Birzeit University Publications Advancing the Struggle Dena Qaddumi Resisting Spaciocide Ahmad Barclay Browse Older Palestine Between Spatial Realities and Engaging the Imagination by Ahmad Barclay and Dena Qaddumi This article was originally published on Jadaliyya as a part of the recent roundtable in response to Occupation Law and Newer From Palestine to Israel A Photographic Record 1947 50 Throughout this month the Mosaic Rooms in London plays host to the exhibition From Palestine to Israel A Photographic Record of Destruction State Formation 2 Comments Leopold Lambert Posted 5 Oct 11 at 8 59 pm Permalink Hey guys since you included me on the twit of this article I decided to write here a bit of what I think of this project You dedicated this article to the fact that Ramos has been misunderstood and that really what he wanted was to express the absurdity of the territorial consequences of the Oslo Accords Well I am sorry to say that I am not that surprised I am sure that he had in his mind the glorious past of Exodus Non Stop City and the Continuous Monument and was thinking that he could reach this perfect balance of provocation and critical narrative

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