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WEAPONIZED ARCHITECTURE / Dpr-Barcelona (2012)

Weaponized Architecture - Leopold LambertWeaponized Architecture: The Impossibility of Innocence, Barcelona: dpr-barcelona, 2012.

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Weaponized Architecture is an examination of the inherent instrumentalization of architecture as a political weapon; research informs the development of a project which, rather than defusing these characteristics, attempts to integrate them within the scene of a political struggle. The proposed project dramatizes, through its architecture, a Palestinian disobedience to the colonial legislation imposed on its legal territory. In fact, the State of Israel masters the elaboration of territorial and architectural colonial apparatuses that act directly on Palestinian daily lives. In this regard, it is crucial to observe that 63% of the West Bank is under total control of the Israeli Defense Forces in regards to security, movement, planning and construction. Weaponized Architecture is thus manifested as a Palestinian shelter, with an associated agricultural platform, which expresses its illegality through its architectural vocabulary.

The book includes interviews with Bryan Finoki and Raja Shehadeh and is published both in paperback and as an expanded mobile book, withAugmented Reality [AR] interaction, so the content itself will be expanded through mobile devices.

INDEX:

INTRODUCTION: VIOLENCE ON THE BODY

ARCHITECTURE IS A WEAPON
– Chapter 1: Military Architecture
– Chapter 2: State of Exception
– Chapter 3: Urbicide
– Chapter 4: Architecture of Safety
– Chapter 5: Capitalism’s Architecture
– Chapter 6: Resistive Architectures
– Chapter 7: Smoothing and Striating Space
– Interview: Bryan Finoki

ISRAELI COLONIAL APPARATUSES
– Introduction
– Chapter 1: Israeli Separation Barrier
– Chapter 2: I.D.F.’s Road Checkpoints
– Chapter 3: Israeli Civil Settlements
– Chapter 4: Segregated Infrastructures
– Chapter 5: Areas of Control
– Chapter 6: Militarized Destructions
– Chapter 7: Extreme Urban Example: Hebron
– Interview: Raja Shehadeh

AN ARCHITECTURAL DISOBEDIANCE
– Introduction
– Designed Project

CONCLUSION: SYMPATHY WITH THE OBSTACLE

BIBLIOGRAPHY

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

APPENDIX /// LOST IN THE LINE
– Introduction
– Graphic Novel

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