For immediate release on 21 March 2011 Media Contacts London: Ahmad Barclay | ahmad [at] arenaofspeculation.org Doha: Dena Qaddumi | dena [at] arenaofspeculation.org New website arenaofspeculation.org opens window on ‘spatial resistance’ in Israel-Palestine Architects, planners and spatial thinkers launch open platform for analysis, advocacy and activism towards transforming the balance of spatial power. The recent […]
Saving Lifta: Stepping up the Campaign
This week, the Coalition to Save Lifta announced that, following a petition submitted on 6 March, an Israeli court had ordered a temporary freeze on plans to build a new luxury Jewish neighbourhood on the remains of the Palestinian village of Lifta.
In their 7th annual conference in London, entitled ‘Past is Present: Settler Colonialism in Palestine’, the SOAS (School of Oriental and Aftrican Studies) Palestine Society have chosen to focus on the theme of ‘settler colonialism’, both in terms of its history and its ongoing relevance as a point of focus in the struggle for justice […]
arenaofspeculation.org presents original extracts from ‘Narratives of Return’, a forthcoming exhibition investigating the spatial and architectural dimensions of a return of Palestinian refugees.
by Ahmad Barclay An article published in the Società Italiana di Scienze Psicosociali per la Pace (Italian Society of Psycho-Social Sciences for Peace) journal “Pace, Conflitti e Violenza”, featured on this site last week. (Republished on arenaofspeculation.org with permission from the author.) My personal interest in the spatial politics of Israel-Palestine was kindled through long […]
Società Italiana di Scienze Psicosociali per la Pace (Italian Society of Psycho-Social Sciences for Peace) has just published an online issue of its journal Pace, Conflitti e Violenza (Peace, Conflict and Violence) devoted to DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture | Art Residency). This monograph bringings together a collection of articles, interviews and diaries from current and former […]
A new online publication exploring the planning-citizenship relationship in the context of urban space and a particular form of government, the ethnocracy. The case of Tel Aviv-Jaffa is used to illustrate these dynamics and highlight the potential of urban social movements to advance their struggle for urban justice to substantive citizenship.
by Nasser Abourahme and Sandi Hilal An extract from the forthcoming article: “Political Subjectification, the Production of Space and the Folding of Polarity: the case of Deheishe Camp, Palestine” in James Holston and Teresa Caldeira (eds.) Peripheries: Decentering Urban Theory, University of California Berkeley Press. (Republished on arenaofspeculation.org with permission from the authors.) In discussing […]
Now on sale, the Atlas of the Conflict represents the most comprehensive effort yet to offer a spatial mapping of the contemporary geography of Israel-Palestine and the history of its shaping. Architect Malkit Shoshan (Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory) has produced a wide ranging and graphically rich publication likely to become an essential primer for […]
Sedek, A Journal on the Ongoing Nakba, has been published in Hebrew by Zochrot since 2007. Three years after the publication of their first issue they have translated, together with Badil (Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights), a collection of articles from Sedek dealing with promoting practices, visions and possibilities for the return […]
A new online publication offering a contextual framing of architectural intervention within the arena of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Linking contemporary acts of ‘critical spatial practice’ on the ground with the wider trajectory of the spatial struggle.