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16 marts, 2013 | 10:00 - 17 marts, 2013 | 18:00


On March 16th -17th the Danish branch of Architecture Sans Frontières are organising a two-day interdisciplinary workshop focusing on the spatial dimensions of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

The village Lifta by Jerusalem is the starting point for a discussion that will be lead through proposals on alternative future scenarios for the place, in drawing, model and text.
The workshop will take place at the School of Architecture in Copenhagen, in collaboration with the Department of Human Settlements.

Participation is free and open to everyone. Sign up via email at within March 10th.

Lifta has been left abandoned since the Arab-Israeli war in 1948, and is one of few Palestinian villages that were not destroyed or overtaken by Israelis. Recent plans to privatize the village and turn it into a residential neighbourhood for Israeli Jews, was postponed following protests from both Palestinian and Israeli organisations. The current debate on the future of Lifta evolves around the symbolic and cultural significance of space and architectural remnants, and the opposing definitions of cultural heritage and the right to place. Core questions are:

  • How does built space become political?
  • In what way can power of definition be instrumental in relation to space?
  • How is cultural heritage and identity used in the conflict between Palestine and Israel?

Architecture Sans Frontières cooperates with local actors in Palestine and Israel, engaged in the future development of Lifta. RE:LIFTA is a research project initiated by ‘Collective MIP’, a group of architects and designers from Palestine, and was launched through an exhibition at Yabous Cultural Center in Jerusalem in November 2012. The present ASF workshop is a contribution to the initial RE:LIFTA project.

>>More info on RE:LIFTA

The workshop is kindly supported by
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16 marts, 2013 | 10:00
17 marts, 2013 | 18:00
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