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BORN AGAIN LANDSCAPE (Dana BEHRMAN)

BORN AGAIN LANDSCAPE (Dana BEHRMAN)
  

The archaeological project and the architectural policies in Wadi Hilwa/City of David in Silwan, East Jerusalem are in the crux of ideological, political and scientific conflict. Its story unfolds as a dispute of claims for the land by both Israelis and Palestinians. The uncovering of the multiple approaches the science of archaeology is using on the path to establish the past sheds a light on how architectural practices spatialize the present. This research concentrates on the political implications of archaeology and architectural processes in Wadi Hilwa and on their essential role in shaping nation-building paradigms. An axial reading of the site, a horizontal mapping of its architecture and a vertical analysis of its archaeology uncovers a process of a simultaneous spatial decay and rebirth. How do we understand the specific practices of reading the past and the present and can we read in the technique of science the politics that surround it?

Born Again Landscape


  
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