“Temporary Facts, Flexible Lines: The Architecture of Israeli Occupation”
Eyal Weizman is a tough, smart, controversial Israeli architect and theorist whose work explores the political struggle in the Occupied Territories through design, urban planning, research, and map-making.
Weizman has designed maps of the West Bank for the human rights group B’Tselem and co-authored their report “Land Grab” in 2002. The following year, he and fellow Israeli architect Rafi Segal organized the exhibition “A Civilian Occupation: The Politics of Israeli Architecture,” shown at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York and around the world.(The project was originally commissioned by the Israeli Association of Architects for the World Congress of the Union Internationale Des Architectes in Berlin in 2002, but was quickly cancelled for political reasons by the same organization.)
Weizman spoke on the concepts ‘flexible’ and ‘temporary’ as they underpin Israeli occupation policy.