“The project Decolonizing Architecture, directed by architects Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Petti and Eyal Weizman and located in Bethlehem/Palestine, is dealing with a complicated architectural problem: How to deal with the future remnants of Israeli colonial Architecture – colonies and military camps – at a time these would be unplugged from the architectural political power of Israel’s regime of occupation.”
Instead of demolishing the evacuated Israeli colonies, the project proposes the transformation of the abandoned structures for different future use. An ungrounding strategy is suggested, meaning the demolishing of only the surface infrastructural occupations, leaving the houses as isolated pavilions in a new continuous, natural and collective context. Reuse and connection of existing buildings are studied, as well as flooding of certain areas.
Neve Decalim before (June 2005) and after (2006) its destruction by the Israelis.
The settlement P’sagot ungrounded