Talk by Israeli architect Yael Allweil
18 November 2019, 20:00
Examining architecture and planning documents from early Zionist settlements of 1860 to the 2011 mass housing protests, Yael will present housing as Zionism’s key strategy for sovereignty and state building. From this historiography, housing emerges as the object around which agonistic political society in Israel-Palestine has formed and operates. Historiography thus opens housing for theoretical inquiry: Why housing? What is housing? Covering historiographic material from her book, ‘Homeland: Zionism as Housing Regime 1860-2011,’ and theoretical work conducted at the Housing Architecture research group at Technion, Yael will look at housing at the intersection of design, politics and society.