From the Research Lab: Homeland - History of Residence in Israel-Palestine in 1860-2011 / Online Lecture by Architect Dr. Yael Allweil

The 2011 social justice protests called attention to the centrality of housing in Israel as a whole, and particularly in Tel Aviv, prompting a public and professional debate. Throughout the years, numerous protests have repeatedly cemented residence as the primary issue of political activity in Israel. The lecture will focus on the reasons that make housing such a critical element of the nation-state building strategy and Israeli urbanism through a historical overview of residence in Israel from the early settlements to the last decade.

Architect Dr. Yael Allweil is the head of the HousingLab: The History and Future of Living research group at the Technion’s Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning.

The Liebling Haus’ Research Lab, a collaboration with the Conservation Department of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, is dedicated to the research of urban space and promotes urban, historical, and cultural studies. Our premise is that Tel Aviv-Jaffa, like any city, is more than the total sum of its buildings - it is a diverse ensemble of interacting elements and communities.

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