Architecture Gets Political in Israel

Esther Zandberg calls on Israeli architects and planners to refuse to design in Ariel, a sliver of land that goes deep into Palestinian territory. "Architecture is the implementer of political decisions," says Zandberg.
September 4, 2010, 9am PDT | Tim Halbur
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She writes, "Architects and planners are the ones who implement in practice the occupation policy of Israeli governments and continue the conflict on the drafting table."

"Architects have a hand in all aspects of the settlement effort in Judea and Samaria. They are the ones who prepare the master plans for establishing communities, they plan the red-roofed residential neighborhoods in Ariel and all the other communities, and shape the public facilities built there."

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Published on Thursday, September 2, 2010 in Haaretz
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