Reconstruction of Memory Report

Conference report

Reconstruction of Memory and the politics of cultural heritage in South Africa, the Balkan and Israel-Palestine

De Balie, Amsterdam, 14 May, 2006

The latest FAST conference explored the issues surrounding the violence caused to, but also created by, the built environment, with reference to the specific case of the Palestinian village of Lifta – now targeted for Israeli ‘redestruction’.  Report by Jane Szita.

01 A view of Lifta 1948Lifta 1948
02 A view of Lifta 2005
Lifta 2005
07 Lifta comparison exciting and redevelopmentappropriation plans
Existing situation and proposed government plans for the redevelopment of Lifta