Title: Colonialism and Spatial Politics
Authors: Abu-Jidi, Nurhan # ×
Issue Date: 2015
Series Title: Architectural Theory Review vol:19 issue:3
Abstract: This paper analyses the Israeli colonial spatial politics in Palestine. By reviewing the history of spatial violence via the urban/territorial destruction, re-construction in Palestine from 1948 till the contemporary devastation of Palestinian cities, towns and refugee camps in 2002 intifada and 2014 attacks on Gaza. The paper demonstrates how the destruction of the Palestinian architecture, symbols of identity and urbanity in the 2002 Intifada is not a unique or separate incident. It would be rather only a part of a larger phenomenon of urbicide and Spacio-cide. Thus, this paper demonstrates how the Israeli colonial spatial politics in Palestine is presented in an active territorialisation and De/Re- territorialisation processes via the destruction, -reconstruction, transformation and control of the Palestinian space and subject to hinder/oppress or in many cases to erase the Palestinian Identity(physical, spatial, cultural...etc) and establish an Israeli/ Jewish one.
ISSN: 1326-4826
Publication status: submitted
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Architecture and Society (+)
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