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Architecture of Resistance: Cultivating Moments of Possibility Within the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict

Architecture of Resistance: Cultivating Moments of Possibility Within the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict (Paperback)

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Architecture of Resistance investigates the relationship between architecture, politics and power, and how these factors interplay in light of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. It takes Palestine as the key ground of spatial exploration, looking at the spaces between people, boundary lines, documents and maps in a search for the meaning of architecture of resistance. Stemming from the need for an alternative discourse that can nourish the Palestinian spaces of imagination, the author reinterprets the land from a new perspective, by stripping it of the dominant power of lines to expose the hidden dynamic topography born out of everyday Palestine. It applies a hybrid approach of research through design and visual documentary, through text, illustrations, mapping techniques and collages, to capture the absent local narrative as an essential component of spatial investigation.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureLandscape art & architectureArchitecture & DesignArchitectureReference & Theory of architectureHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsGeopoliticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 28/04/2017 ISBN-13: 9781472447883  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Yara Sharif is a practicing architect and an academic, she is a lecturer at the University of Westminster and at Oxford Brookes University and is a partner at Golzari-NG Architects London, an award winning practice that has developed a reputation of working on sustainable community projects with specific interest in issues of cultural identity and responsive design. Her work generally stretches internationally where she mainly looks at design as a means to facilitate and empower forgotten communities, while also interrogating the relationship between politics and architecture. Sharif has co-founded Palestine Regeneration Team (PART); a design-led research group that aims to search for creative and responsive spatial practices in Palestine. Her research by design was granted the 2013 commendation award - RIBA's President Award for Research for Outstanding PhD Thesis. Her built projects have won a number of awards. She was granted the 2016 RIBA President Award for Research (commendation) in the cities and communities category.

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