Along the book launch/party, a series of short statements about the topics raised by the book; on the roles and relationships between spatial planning, architecture, activism, politics, aesthetics, and geopolitical practice, with Henk Ovink (Director of National Spatial Development, MinIenM), Willem Velthoven (Mediamatic), Malkit Shoshan and Nat Muller. December 21, 8 pm at Mediamatic Bank.
The Atlas of the Conflict maps the processes and mechanisms behind the shaping of Israel-Palestine over the past 100 years. Over 500 maps and diagrams provide a detailed territorial analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, explored through themes such as borders, settlements, land ownership, archaeological and cultural heritage sites, control of natural resources, landscaping, wars and treaties. A lexicon, drawing on many different information sources, provides a commentary on the conflict from various perspectives. As a whole, the book offers insights not only into the specific situation of Israel-Palestine, but also into the phenomenon of spatial planning used as a political instrument.
Malkit Shoshan , (Haifa, 1976) is an Israeli architect. Shoshan is the founder and director of the Amsterdam based architectural think tank FAST (the Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory). Her work explores and highlights the relations between architecture, planning, politics and activism, amongst other, in Israel/Palestine, Georgia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and the Netherlands. Shoshan is currently developing her Phd dissertation at TU Delft. Her research and projects have been published and exhibited internationally in magazines such as Volume, Abitare, and venues such as the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Venice Art Biennale, and the Rotterdam Biennale.
Design: Studio Joost Grootens
Text editor: Jane Szita
Maps and diagrams: Malkit Shoshan
Additional research and mapping:
Daniela Bellelli, Vitala Tauz and Lucas Zoutedijk
The publication was made possible thanks to the generous support of the FBKVB, and the Netherlands Architecture Fund
For further information contact: FAST, info[at]seamlessterritory.org
For review copies and interviews contact
010 publishers / Ester Martens
Watertorenweg 180 / 3063 HA Rotterdam / The Netherlands
tel +31 (0)10 4 333 509
Books will be available for purchase during the event in a discount.