Cities do not politically or geographically, begin or end at municipal borders. Tel Aviv is both a “municipal city” of four hundred thousand and a national metropolis of three and half million people. This is a fractured and atomised landscape that encompasses the tolerance and prejudice, vulnerability and fragility – seen and unseen – of urban life. It is an infrastructure of physical and social architecture that exists in seamless visible and invisible boundaries. Seamless Neighbourhood - Redrawing the City of Israel is a story of a ‘greater Tel Aviv’ and its conflicted place in Israeli political geographic space. Where does Tel Aviv really begin and end? What are the city's boundaries, not just territorial or geographic, but organisationally, politically, culturally? What the boundaries between, neighbourhood, city and state, how does the state as an actor impose its will and can the city resist? The book explores all of the above including how the banal and everyday Tel Avivian and Israeli lived experience of motorway geography, road signage, school books, weather forecast maps, even bus stops along the Dead Sea drive, combine to blur the boundaries of political geographies and assist to obscure the visibility of the Israeli Occupation. qwertyu
© Motti Ruimy, Paul Kearns and Gandon Editions336 pagesillustrations all photography, graphics, maps and conceptual imagery are theoriginal artwork of Motti Ruimy and Paul Kearns– base maps courtesy of Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics– statistics courtesy of the Israeli and Palestinian Central Statistics OfficesDesigned and produced by John O’Regan and Nicola Dearey (design © Gandon, 2018)printing Nicholson Bass, BelfastPublished by Gandon Editions www.gandon‐editions.com
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Review of the book at Architecture Ireland Magazine https://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?eid=15c33afc-db20-40f6-8da9-089f9540bf15&pnum=102
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