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Ariel Sharon, Architecture and Occupation

Ariel Sharon, Architecture and Occupation
Ariel Sharon, Architecture and Occupation, © Rianne Van Doevern via Flickr CC User The Advocacy Project
© Rianne Van Doevern via Flickr CC User The Advocacy Project

In response to the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon last week, Eyal Weizman has written an interesting investigation into how the controversial politician used architecture and urban planning as a tool in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, deploying settlements like military tactics rather than simply as housing strategy. The piece is an insightful examination of how power and even violence can be manifest in design, as evidenced by Sharon's "architecture of occupation". You can read the full article here.

Cite: Rory Stott. "Ariel Sharon, Architecture and Occupation" 18 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/467632/ariel-sharon-architecture-and-occupation/> ISSN 0719-8884
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