URBAN TOUR, SYMPOSIUM, WORKSHOP
Welcome to Designing Civic Encounter an initiative by ArtTerritories, engaging in existing and potential forms of urban development and public culture in Palestine. The event which took place between July 21-24, 2011, unfolded through an URBAN BUS TOUR traversing urban locations within and around Ramallah city enabling debates and conversations at different stations, a two-day SYMPOSIUM on questions of urban transformations in Palestinian and Arab cities, and a full day WORKSHOP with visionary social architect Teddy Cruz.
Designing Civic Encounter opened a forum in the real for the inquiry and discussion of the public urban experience under the current trends in planning, financing and building practices. Attracting an active local and international roster of architects, artists, educators, environmentalists, community activists and politicians, this online publication compiles video documentations generated from the events and also features art works and newly commissioned texts and photographs.
You can navigate the web publication through the names of the contributors listed on the right hand column and the listed summaries on the left hand column.
Download & Print Designing Civic Encounter English Folder
Editors: Ursula Biemann & Shuruq Harb
Copy-editor: Suna Kafadar
Translation: John Rich, Khalil Fawadleh
We would like to thank Rosa Luxemburg Foundation for their generous support of this project, Sharek Youth Forum for hosting the events, and Riwaq-Centre For Architectural Conservation for sponsoring the Urban Bus Tour.
Go back to ArtTerritories to continue reading the artists interviews featured on the main website.