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Housing: An Architectural History of Israel-Palestine, 1860-2011

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LT250, Wilkinson Building, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

148 City Road, University of Sydney

Darlington, NSW 2006

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Guest lecture focusing on history of Israeli-Palestinian housing by Yael Allweil

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Please join the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning for a special guest lecture by Yael Allweil, discussing and examining history of Israeli-Palestinian housing from 1860.

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Thursday 26th September

4pm - 5pm

Talk commences at 4pm, refreshments from 3.30pm

Please note, this is a FREE event, however registrations are essential.

ABOUT THE TALK:

This talk identifies housing as an architectural object of inquiry into the complex history of Israel-Palestine as a history of the gain and loss of the national and individual home. Examining architecture and planning documents from early Zionist settlements of 1860 to the 2011 mass housing protests, Yael presents 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 forms and operates. Historiography thus opens housing for theoretical inquiry: Why housing? What is housing?

Covering historiographic material from my first book ‘Homeland: Zionism as Housing Regime 1860-2011,’ and theoretical work conducted at my Housing Architecture research group at Technion, this talk examines housing at the intersection of design, politics and society.

ABOUT YEAL ALLWEIL

Yael Allweil Ph.D is an architect and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, Israel, where she heads the Housing Architecture research group. She completed her PhD in architecture history at UC Berkeley exploring the history of Israel-Palestine as a history of the gain and loss of citizen housing. Her research was published in the monograph Homeland: Zionism as Housing Regime 1860-2011 (Routledge, 2017) and several journal articles in Urban Studies, Footprint, Architecture Beyond Europe, City, TDSR and IJIA. During 2019-2020 Yael will be co-chairing the research group ‘Re-Theorizing Housing as Architecture’ at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) in Jerusalem (with Gaia Caramellino and Susanne Schindler).

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