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molly on Tue, 22 Aug 2006 13:54:56 +0200 (CEST)


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THE ACADEMY OF ARTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS BERLIN AND THE 
ALLIANZ CULTURAL FOUNDATION INVITE YOU TO THE LAUNCH OF

CITY OF COLLISION

Jerusalem and the Principles of Conflict Urbanism

Edited by Philipp Misselwitz and Tim Rieniets
Birkhaeuser Publisher for Architecture

6pm  -  9pm
21st of August 2006
Academy of Arts
Pariser Platz 4
Berlin
(Entrance free)


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BOOK PRESENTATION: 6.00pm

Philipp Misselwitz and Tim Rieniets: Almost eight decades of violent 
urban conflict have transformed Jerusalem into an extreme spatial 
configuration. From a Western perspective, Jerusalem is often 
regarded as unique: a place where colonial and terrorist violence 
blur distinctions between the military and the civilian. But as 
cities worldwide are increasingly subject to dramatic new security 
policies and preventative measures against real or imagined threats 
Jerusalem, as a laboratory of conflict urbanism is in fact closer 
than we think. CITY OF COLLISION presents a vivid picture of a city 
in a permanent state of destruction and reinvention, hostage to 
political planning, collective fear and physical and mental walls but 
also strategies of resilience, individual exchange and transgression. 
Thirty new essays by leading Palestinian, Israeli, and international 
architects, artists, sociologists and political commentators open up 
different perspectives on the complex and ambivalent urban reality of 
contemporary Jerusalem. CITY OF COLLISION also features specially 
commissioned photographs by Bas Princen and Polly Braden and is 
illustrated with over forty new detailed thematic maps. Philipp 
Misselwitz is an architect and writer based in Berlin currently 
running an UN research project on Refugee Camp Development. Tim 
Rieniets is an architect and teaches at the ETH in Zurich (for more 
information about the book see attachment).


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LECTURES: 6.30  -  7.30pm

Sari Hanafi (Professor of Sociology, American University of Beirut)
Peter Marcuse (Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia University, New 
York)
Eyal Weizman (Architect and writer, Goldsmith College, London)


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PANEL DISCUSSION: 7.30  -  9.00pm

Victims, Weapons or Mediators? Recent transformations in the 
relationship between conflict and cities

A panel discussion will explore the condition of contemporary cities 
in a world where distinctions between the military and the civilian, 
between real and constructed threats, between security measures and 
socio-economic or ethnic segregation are increasingly blurred. 
Considering North-American, European and Middle Eastern Cities, the 
panel will discuss how cities increasingly struggle to maintain urban 
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