Contributors

Malkit Shoshan (Editor)

Vitala Tauz (Editor)

Matthijs Bouw

What can a Dutchman learn from Israel?


Edo Amin

The Tale of Two Cities


Alexander (Sandy) Kedar

Israeli Land Regime


Khaled Khalil

The Unrecognised Villages and the Confiscation of Land


Rassem Khamaisi

Forced Urbanization: Central Planning policies toward the Arabs Citizens in Israel


Eyal Weizman

The Politics of Verticality


Yehoshua Gutman and Rinat Berkovitch

Gating: an Israeli space lexicon


Malkit Shoshan

The Un-Promised Land

TERRITORIA

Illustrations of the Israel-Palestine

Where it all began...120 pages of unique illustrations and articles on the Israeli Palestinian conflict.


Territoria is our first project and analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian landscape and it has a fondamental role in the formation of FAST.


The book/magazine and its content was exhibited at the Architecture Venice Biennial, as part of the 2002 Israeli pavilion.


State of Emergency

Israel, forever in conflict.


It has always, since the dawning of its time, been one constantly bound to dynamic mutations. Mutation brought by circumstance, tension and violence.


Like no other , Israel illustrates the invalidity of planning in the traditional sense.


As it shows, time and time again, how judgment succumbs to that which is primarily political in nature, rather more tactical than pragmatic, strategic than practical.


It is shaped and comprised out of blunt maneuvers, all carefully planned, with the thought of survival in mind, for better or worse.





The dramatic changes in the physical construct, formed by wars and peace treaties are well drawn in the recorded history, those of the more subtle nature, those which stretch through years and years of decree, those which are molded by the invisible threads of politics, those are far from documented, hardly exposed and scarcely discussed. These are the movements we aspire to revel, map and explore.


It is of supreme importance, in our minds, to expose these abnormal phenomena and to deconstruct their manifestation. These unusual conditions and outcomes form a vital case study, analyzed in such a way in which the volumetric echoes of its representations shall resonate into a renewed perspective of our duties as architects and planners.

FAST’s first research into the territorial aspect of the Israeli Palestinian conflict is a unique collection of articles and especially-made maps that exposes the relations between planning and politics