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.

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."

Full Story: Architects out of Ariel

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