Images of Presence

Extracts from “Images of Presence for a Landscape of Absence”
by Nina Valerie Kolowratnik

View over ruins of Kafr 'Inan

View over ruins of Kafr 'Inan (Nina Kolowratnik)

The return to Israel will be a return to a transformed reality and to a place where the past has been consciously overwritten.

Regional infrastructure mapping, 1948 and 2010

Regional infrastructure mapping, 1948 and 2010 (Nina Kolowratnik)

In this context, the applied method of mapping reveals the geography of place as a complex field of spatial and political power. The memory of the absent place of origin is being filtered by a present provides the images for a spatial return strategy.

Kafr 'Inan memory mappings

Kafr 'Inan memory mappings (Ahmed Hassan & Nina Kolowratnik)

The concept that develops reacts to the pressing need to consider a wide spectrum of possibilities. The individual practices of return are combined with a productive landscape at Kafr ‘Inan in order to transfer the ongoing reality of absence into a real process of the present.

Architectural scheme for a productive landscape

Architectural scheme for a productive landscape (Nina Kolowratnik)

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