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Strategizing Difference: East, West, and the Debate on Urban Design in Post-’67 Jerusalem

Alona Nitzan-Shiftan

Résumé

This paper discusses the tension between East and West not as an essentialized dichotomy but rather as a field of power in which different parties strategize difference for professional and political ends. It argues that such strategies were operative during the 1960s and 1970s formative debate on urban design, for which Jerusalem became a testing ground after the 1967 War. The shift to design methodology on an urban scale enabled Euro-Americans, Israelis, and Jordanian-Palestinians to mobilize the cultural difference between them in order to affect the spatial politics of this contested city.

Entrées d’index

Lieux :

Jérusalem

Index chronologique :

XXe siècle, époque contemporaine

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Référence papier

Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, « Strategizing Difference: East, West, and the Debate on Urban Design in Post-’67 Jerusalem », in Repenser les limites : l'architecture à travers l'espace, le temps et les disciplines, Paris, INHA (« Actes de colloques »), 2005.

Référence électronique

Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, « Strategizing Difference: East, West, and the Debate on Urban Design in Post-’67 Jerusalem », in Repenser les limites : l'architecture à travers l'espace, le temps et les disciplines, Paris, INHA (« Actes de colloques »), 2005, [En ligne], mis en ligne le 24 octobre 2008, consulté le 24 novembre 2017. URL : http://inha.revues.org/237

Auteur

Alona Nitzan-Shiftan

Alona Nitzan-Shiftan is Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, Israel. She received her BArch from Technion, cum laude, MArch and PhD in Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Among the fellowships and grants she received are Research Fellowship, “Constructing the Past in the Middle East,” The Getty Grant Program and UCLA Summer Institute, Istanbul, 2004; Samuel H. Kress Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the National Gallery, Washington, 2002–2003; the Sandberg Prize, inaugurating award for new perspectives in the study of Israeli architecture, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001; and Mary Davis Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the National Gallery, Washington, 2000–2002. She is currently studying on manuscripts of Israelizing Jerusalem: The Politics of Architecture and Beauty in a Contested City (solicited by University of Washington Press) and Toward a Modernist Monument: I.M. Pei’s East Building of the National Gallery.

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