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Mellon Forum: Underground Jerusalem: On the Relentless Modernization of the Jewish Past

Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology; M. Christine Boyer, School of Architecture

April 24, 2019 · 12:00 pm1:15 pm · School of Architecture, South Gallery

Princeton Mellon Initiative, Humanities Council

This architectural history of post-1967 Jerusalem chronicles how architecture, landscape design, urban planning, and everyone from municipal politicians to state bureaucrats, Israeli-born architects to international luminaries, competed to create Jerusalem’s new image. Alona Nitzan-Shiftan reveals architecture as an active agent in forming urban and national identity, demonstrating how debates about Zionism affected Jerusalem’s built environment in ways that resonate today.

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