2017 - 2018

  History of Israeli Planning and Space: Urbanism, Landscape, Infrastructure  
Roy KozlovskyMexico - Arts115 Sun0800-1000 Sem  2
University credit hours:  2.0

Course description


This course complements the history of Israeli architecture survey, by studying the larger scale beyond the architecture of single buildings. Despite its chaotic appearance, Israel is one of the most intensively planned territories in the world, and in fact, the Zionist movement itself was initiated by a plan. The course provides an historical survey of development of large scale systems that constitute Israeli space: national, urban and rural planning; large scale infrastructures of production, transportation, communications, utilities, recreation, welfare and warfare; ecological systems and landscapes.

Organized thematically and chronologically, it provides both a planning history of the Israeli territory, using planning activity as a document of social and political history, and a history of Israeli planning, critically examining its mode of knowledge, power and expertise, by contextualizing it in relation to social, political, and military conflicts.

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