Authors/Contributors

Russell Scheer

Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

border control, wall, division, religion, surveillance, conflict, Israel, Palestine

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

The wall that divides intertwining borders of Israel and the West Bank is such a division. Palestinians and Israelis pass along and cross through the wall everyday, engage in trade, and lay claim and pray in the same ancient, religious places. But the wall separates, marking stark difference in resources, access and freedom of movement. This project is an inquiry into the existing threshold that currently separates Israelis from Palestinians in the West Bank. Through the dismantling of the Israeli border checkpoint and reinterpretation of its parts, this project reimagines the sequence of passing through the threshold. By framing the mundane activities of border passage through dramatic scenes, this architecture can reveal themes religion, resources, and surveillance. This architecture also intends to highlight the imbalance of the current conflict and those involved in it, by creating an architecture equally absurd.

Additional Information

This thesis was nominated for the 2017 Thesis Prize Jury.

Thesis Advisors: Elizabeth Kamell with Lawrence Davis and Timothy Stenson

Source

local input

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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