by Eyal WeizmanAcclaimed exploration of the political space created by Israel’s colonial occupation
From the tunnels of Gaza to the militarized airspace of the Occupied Territories, Eyal Weizman unravels Israel’s mechanisms of control and its transformation of Palestinian towns, villages and roads into an artifice where all natural and built features serve military ends. Weizman traces the development of this strategy, from the influence of archaeology on urban planning, Ariel Sharon’s reconceptualization of military defence during the 1973 war, through the planning and architecture of the settlements, to the contemporary Israeli discourse and practice of urban warfare and airborne targeted assassinations.
Hollow Land lays bare the political system at the heart of this complex and terrifying project of late-modern colonial occupation.
“Eyal Weizman’s brilliant Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation shows how the occupation is sustained by architecture.” – Keith Whitelam
Sounds fascinating. I’ll put it on my list.