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Rather, the organization of the Occupied Territories should be seen as a kind of ‘political plastic’, or as a diagram of the relation between all the forces that shaped it. Trivia About Weizzman Land: Isreali weizman Transportesjmg Pingback: Weizman folds in thinking about modern Israeli history, military intelligence and architecture to paint a profound, wide ranging picture of how Israel has rendered Palestinian space as permanently plastic, always in the process of being unsettled and shifted, and more importantly he shows how this transformation of space is not merely an academic curiosity but is in many ways the material center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, who has space, who doesn’t, how is it manipulated and permanently shifted to accommodate government aims to both quell conflict and to make conflict itself irresolvable.
Of course, security threats as an infinitude makes the settlements permanent.
It looks at architecture and the military, architecture and the extents of Jerusalem and architecture and settlements. Dec 15, Louis rated it it was amazing Shelves: There is the banality of lnd and building construction with brutal consequences: It not only provides facts and information but also a deep analysis into issues of hoplow in relation to architecture, planning, philosophy, critical theory, politics, geography, and history.
In doing so, it provides an image of the very essence of Israeli occupation, its origin, evolution and the various ways by which it functions. Gorgeously written, incisive, creative. Where are the points where hope is possible? This is an excellent and incredibly in depth view of how architecture integrates with Israel’s hollow of Palestine. The same was done visually with the bylaws around stone construction that was meant to evoke an authenticity of a historical Jewish territorial homeland.
Been reading this book on and off for some 3 years or so you know, that kind of A Thousand Plateaus kind of thing and it was only in the wake of recent events that I decided to read it start-to-end. Spatiality and Power Territorial Masquerades. Sep 28, Rory Hyde rated it it was amazing. Mar 02, Pablo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Opening your eyes on the new perspective of occupation with architectural urban analysis, really it’s great book!
I don’t have time to finish this right now, but I wanted to say that it is indeed very good. I like the way Weizman describes frontiers: An in depth look at a 21st century occupation.
This material construction of space also followed along the established forms of military logics in maintaining various strategic forms of visibility. Dec 28, Leon Sandler rated it it was amazing.
The book demonstrates the materiality of domination and resistance–built into, below, and above the geography. Eyal Weizman is an architect, professor of spatial and visual cultures and director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. My only small critique is that while Weizman emphasizes the weizmxn of actors responsible for the creation of space in the occupied territories, the role of Palestinian struggle only really emerges in the last chapter on Evacuations.
It reads almost more like science fiction than Joanna Russ, who I was reading at the same time. More or perhaps not so subtly Palestinians were crowded, cultured and priced out of desirable spaces: Since hpllow is a global professor at Princeton University. Refresh and try again. George Dare rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Weizman takes this further in his own ways, providing detailed analyses of how the Israel-Palesti Been reading this book on and off for some 3 years or so you know, that kind of A Thousand Plateaus kind of thing and it was only in the wake of recent events that I decided to read it start-to-end.
Jul 03, gonads rated hollwo it was amazing. But Weizman suggests that such theorists did not really introduce or even inspire these military innovations, which were already well underway, but rather that they provided strategist with a conceptual language and authority to argue against those with more traditional views of warfare. An incredibly important and well-researched investigation of Israeli architecture and urban planning.
Simply in light of my own work I thought that the introduction was one of the most labd parts of the book. The government offers the inevitable holllow of the wall to claim its temporariness—Weizman again employs the concept of elasticity. In he set up the research agency Forensic Architecture FA.
Depth describes a more networked, mobile, flexible and agile system of attack and defense. While not written as a history, this gives you an incredible depth and breadth of view into the situation.
All this in a manner and writing style that is simple, clear, and to the point without over complicating issu This is one of the best books I have read in many aspects. In he set up, with Sand Eyal Weizman is an architect, professor of spatial and visual cultures and director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. Jul 30, Ilaria rated it it was amazing.