Ramallah: The ‘Transforming City’

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by Nura Alkhalili This photo essay was originally published in the Berkeley Planning Journal. It is republished on arenaofspeculation.org with kind permission from the author. …

Re:LIFTA, Within the Right to Plan is the Right to Imagine Return

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By Mahdi Sabbagh Lifta digital art exhibition poster (Collective MIP) A picturesque ascent overlooking Wadi el-Shami greets every car driving from Ben Gurion Airport to …

The Palestinian Authority, UNESCO, and the Illusion of Triumph

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By Ryvka Barnard This article was originally posted on Jadaliyya, and is re-posted on arenaofspeculation.org with permission from the author. Over one weekend, two seemingly …

Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine: An Interview with Abe Hayeem

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Abe Hayeem, chair of Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine (APJP), speaks with arenaofspeculation.org in a discussion covering professional ethics and modes of action …

This Place They Dried From The Sea: An Interview with Kamal Aljafari

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By Nasrin Himada This interview originally appeared on Montreal Serai. It is re-published on arenaofspeculation.org with kind permission. For those based in the UK, the …