Thursday, January 08, 2009


Et si le pire aujourd'hui n'était pas tant les massacres à Gaza, que la façon dont Israël est en train actuellement d'inventer un hyper-apartheid basé sur un urbanisme militaire d'une sophistication jusque là jamais connue ? Début de réponse avec Hollow Land: Israel's Architecture of Occupation, un excellent bouquin signé Eyal Weizman.

Le pitch : "Hollow Land is a groundbreaking exploration of the political space created by Israel's colonial occupation. In this journey from the deep subterranean spaces of the West Bank and Gaza to their militarized airspace, Weizman unravels Israel's mechanisms of control and its transformation of the Occupied Territories into a theoretically constructed artifice, in which natural and built features function as the weapons and ammunition with which the conflict is waged.
Weizman traces the development of these ideas, from the influence of archaeology on urban planning, Ariel Sharon's reconceptualization of military defense during the 1973 war, through the planning and architecture of the settlements, to contemporary Israeli discourse and practice of urban warfare. In exploring Israel's methods to transform the landscape itself into a tool of total domination and control, Hollow Land lays bare the political system at the heart of this complex and terrifying project of late-modern colonial occupation.

Voir New Apartheid et aussi et .