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  • Tag Archives: critical practice | Page 2 | arenaofspeculation.org
    Spatial Analysis 2 Comments Exclusive to arenaofspeculation org Linda Quiquivix shares her recent interview with independent scholar and author Denis Wood Follow link below for the full interview Interview Maps and the Question of Palestine Denis Wood has been writing critically about maps for the past four decades His recently Read More Decolonizing the Mind TEDxRamallah Talk by Alessandro Petti 23 Jul Filed under Critical Speculation No comments Alessandro Petti director of DAAR Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency talks about the work and approach of the practice The talk was a part of the TEDxRamallah event previously featured on arenaofspeculation org and supported by contributors to the site The DAAR office was founded in 2007 Read More Consigned to History Memoirs of a Closed Rafah Crossing 1 May Filed under Spatial Analysis 1 Comment by Sami Kishawi At a moment of immense hope following the Egyptian announcement that the Rafah crossing is soon to be permanently reopened Sami Kishawi offers a personal reflection on the untold history of the siege of Gaza prior to the 2005 Israeli pull out This Read More TEDxRamallah Voices from Free Palestine 14 Apr Filed under Critical Speculation Physical Intervention No comments On Saturday 16th April TEDxRamallah a remarkable transnational event will be taking place in Bethlehem Amman and Beirut to be streamed on the same day to venues in more than 20 cities across the world from Cairo to New York Asserting the power of culture 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

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  • Tag Archives: culture | Page 2 | arenaofspeculation.org
    Voices from Free Palestine 14 Apr Filed under Critical Speculation Physical Intervention No comments On Saturday 16th April TEDxRamallah a remarkable transnational event will be taking place in Bethlehem Amman and Beirut to be streamed on the same day to venues in more than 20 cities across the world from Cairo to New York Asserting the power of culture 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 1 July 2012 1 April 2012 1 March 2012 1 February 2012 2 January 2012 2 December 2011 1 November 2011 1 October 2011 1 September 2011 3 August 2011 4 July 2011 2 June 2011 3 May 2011 3 April 2011 2 March 2011 4 February 2011 4 January 2011 2 November 2010 2 September 2010 1 Tag Cloud 1948 academia activism adalah architecture art atlas bethlehem

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  • There’s more to Gaza than broken slabs of concrete | arenaofspeculation.org
    underlie Gaza s atmosphere the political snobbery that endangers civilian lives and the effect of a very illegal and unproductive Israeli blockade and I insist that reporters continue to the do the same But I have also begun to pay more attention to Gaza s livelihood more attention to its unique cuisine a cuisine we need to see more of in the United States and less attention to the way Gazans endure the siege and more attention to the way they outsmart it Call it a perspective change if you will but it is not a moot point at least in the eyes of the Palestinian people Recently I travelled to a large refugee camp in Khan Younis the kind that is often used to represent the current state of the entire Palestinian territories see The Palestine Entries Photos of Gaza s beautiful children The images of sad parentless children aimlessly wandering the streets in tattered clothing and the rising unemployment rates of the Gaza Strip now bordering on 50 percent of the population seen primarily within these camps are true realities that deserve to be covered in depth and with the utmost care and attention Although one can make the argument that little positive exists within such realities it too deserves to be covered However contemporary coverage regularly fails to depict the wisdom the gratefulness the ingenuity and the baraka translated as blessing that permeates the makeshift walls of Gaza s many refugee camps this one in particular The dignity that is often ignored The residents of this Khan Younis refugee camp master the soil as I m sure do the hundreds of thousands of Palestine s other refugees Our genetically modified cucumbers in the US cannot compare to the sweet bright green ones grown in the back corner of one of the refugee homes Planted in another wall less refugee home are six stalks of corn Apple and fig trees dot the camp It is highly likely that the individuals tending these plants eat nothing besides what they grow and although this is in and of itself important to report it is also worthwhile to commend them for their ability to grow delicate plants in such unforgiving conditions Enter their homes and they will offer you their entire storage of clean water their freshly made bread their collection of fruits all of what little food they might own Sporting generic soccer jerseys their children can be found enthusiastically passing soccer balls to each other not standing idly in the middle of the street as we so often see in newspapers I offered two children each a shekel equivalent to about 30 US cents Both politely said no thank you and quickly hid They are taught to earn not to be donated to A street vendor prepares shawarma at the Friday market in Gaza City Sami Kishawi This level of karama of dignity is severely underreported which is surprising considering that it s just as sensational as the devastation

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  • Land Day: Al-Araqib and its Implications for the Spatial Struggle | arenaofspeculation.org
    blockade of Gaza the fight to preserve the Arab character of Jerusalem and its holy sites and other popular resistance movements The energy of these struggles born of grassroots and local solidarity movements and taken up by international supporters is growing every minute This solidarity constitutes a powerful force of dissuasion against those invading al Araqib and elsewhere and acts as a protection for the people of this country and its landowners whether living here at the moment or refugees from here Al Araqib and the unrecognised Palestinian villages within Israel arenaofspeculation org Significantly the resistance in al Araqib has resonated with grassroots activist and direct action groups on both sides of the Green Line These groups from those opposing house demolitions and land confiscation in East Jerusalem to protesting against the Separation Wall to discrimination in Israeli mixed cities have formed a collective synergy and momentum opening up space for mutual learning It is a development that breaks down the borders of the occupation and challenges the Israeli establishment s ability to divide and suppress the struggle for Palestinian rights At an international level the villagers of al Araqib have garnered widespread support notably from Amnesty International At the Human Rights Action Centre in London they hosted an event with representatives from al Araqib along with an exhibition documenting life before and after the demolitions by photographer Silvia Boarini The plight of the villagers has become impossible to ignore and even the mainstream print media including the New York Times and the Guardian have reported on their story The role of the Jewish National Fund JNF in the demolition of al Araqib has also raised the profile of resistance to this organisation within international civil society Perhaps more importantly the villagers of al Araqib have asserted the place of the Bedouin community and re asserted the wider Palestinian Israeli community within the shared Palestinian narrative It is a population that had been denied real representation and discussion at both the national and international levels With no substantive recourse to their state the villagers of al Araqib created their own resistance movement and inspired global support simply by refusing to be uprooted The activist communities enthusiasm to take up the campaign of al Araqib suggests a hunger exists at a grassroots level for an inclusive strategy that focuses beyond the spatial parameters of the occupation to the injustices within Israel itself Such a connection is vital if we are to build a movement capable of challenging the ethnocratic framework of spatial dominance and segregation in Israel Palestine And if the rapid emergence of al Araqib is any indication we are certainly on our way to reframing conventional understandings of Israel Palestine and creating a new space for resistance Bedouins protesting with supporters in Tel Aviv to demand to return to al Araqib Shy Halatzi Wikimedia Commons Connect Email Updates sending Name E mail Latest Posts Fighting new Nakba in the Negev Building Resilience in Hebron On Strategies of Spatial Appropriation

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  • Tag Archives: design | Page 2 | arenaofspeculation.org
    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 Decolonizing the Mind TEDxRamallah Talk by Alessandro Petti 23 Jul Filed under Critical Speculation No comments Alessandro Petti director of DAAR Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency talks about the work and approach of the practice The talk was a part of the TEDxRamallah event previously featured on arenaofspeculation org and supported by contributors to the site The DAAR office was founded in 2007 Read More Counter Mapping Return Towards Transforming Imagined Geographies into Reality 5 Jun Filed under Advocacy Critical Speculation No comments Following the events of May 15th grassroots activists and community organisations have chosen June 5th Naksa Day the anniversary commemorating the displacement of thousands of Palestinians during the 1967 War as an occasion for further mobilisation towards actively asserting the Palestinan right to Read More Subjective Atlas of Palestine Asserting the Right to Narrate 28 May Filed under Critical Speculation Spatial Analysis 1 Comment The right to history to individual and collective memories of the past and to a self determined perspective on the future were at the core of the Nakba commemorations across the world on 15th May The Subjective Atlas of Palestine edited by Annelys de Vet and 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

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  • Advancing the Struggle: Challenging Ethnocracy in Tel Aviv-Jaffa | arenaofspeculation.org
    justice to substantive citizenship View online or download as PDF download 7mb Advancing the Struggle for Urban Justice to the Assertion of Substantive Citizenship Challenging Ethnocracy in Tel Aviv Jaffa by Dena Qaddumi Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 3 0 Unported License 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 Self Urbanization and the Contours of Political Space by Nasser Abourahme and Sandi Hilal An extract from the forthcoming article Political Subjectification the Production of Space and the Folding of Polarity the case of Newer Pace Conflitti e Violenza Decolonizing Architecture Società Italiana di Scienze Psicosociali per la Pace Italian Society of Psycho Social Sciences for Peace has just published an online issue of its journal Pace Post a Comment Click here to cancel reply Your email is never published nor shared Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite strike strong 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

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  • Tag Archives: exhibition | Page 2 | arenaofspeculation.org
    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 Architectural Speculations Narratives of Return 24 Feb Filed under Critical Speculation No comments arenaofspeculation org presents original extracts from Narratives of Return a forthcoming exhibition investigating the spatial and architectural dimensions of a return of Palestinian refugees 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 1 July 2012 1 April 2012 1 March 2012 1 February 2012 2 January 2012 2 December 2011 1 November 2011 1 October 2011 1 September 2011 3 August 2011 4 July 2011 2 June 2011 3 May 2011 3 April 2011 2 March 2011 4 February

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  • Consigned to History? Memoirs of a Closed Rafah Crossing | arenaofspeculation.org
    along with the hundreds of others gathered with us were forced to sit on our suitcases We couldn t fall asleep or even nap It wasn t that we weren t allowed to sleep but if the border ever did open it did so without any advanced warning You always want to be the first one ready because you never know how quickly it might shut Our passports were returned to us later that day Stapled in each one was a number representing the taxi we were to take through the border passage On the edge of the military complex ran a column of yellow diesel engine Mercedes taxis from the 1970s Each one was labeled with a number We found the one corresponding to the number stapled to our passports and brought our luggage to the driver Ten Palestinian children in worn out sandals immediately flocked around us and offered to help tie our luggage to the roof of the car Shouldn t they be in school I thought but this was the only way to earn money for their families unemployed as a result of the poor civil conditions instigated by the blockade Due to the extended and almost limousine like build of the cabs each one had a capacity of eight individuals the driver and seven passengers There were seventeen people assigned to this cab The suitcases formed a colorful mountain on the roof of the vehicle and each passenger stood silently and anxiously waiting for the border to open Palestinian families crammed into a vehicle as they pass through the Rafah border crossing The Rafah crossing never opened that day We spent all night waiting before finally returning to Khan Younis for a much needed rest But the very next morning we repeated the entire process And yet again the border remained sealed Fruit and other degradable objects were slowly rotting under the hot sun Milk was spoiling Chickens were dying On the third day the crowd had grown to more than a thousand Not everyone was going to make it through Again we retrieved our passports and located our assigned taxi A few hundred yards ahead was the Israeli checkpoint we had to make it through Things would soon become interesting I spotted an Israeli jeep drive along the checkpoint leaving a noticeable sand flare in its wake Moments later the jeep traveled back the other way This time however it appeared to have lost its traction and gotten stuck in the sand It s front end dipped into the sand it s rear end featuring a mounted machine gun pointed up By now the loud sound of the jeep unsuccessfully revving through the sand attracted the attention of many of us waiting near our assigned taxis Here we were a hundred or so exhausted and frustrated travelers facing an armed jeep stuck in a sandy ditch about two football fields away Suddenly a soldier climbed the rear of the jeep and fired the mounted

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