School assignment for Content Based Design class, with Razan Nakash
Guided by Koby Levy
The first part of this brief was designing an item, that will later on be part of an archive.
My partner in this project wanted to do a project about Lifta - a deserted village in the entrance to Jerusalem.
So we researched this subject and we found some interesting pieces of information about this village:
1. Lifta was populated almost almost continuously for two thousand years by different populations, and so Jews, Christians and Palestinians view this place as an important historical place for them.
2. Lifta is important to many different groups, for cultural, historical, and academic reasons, as it is relatively well preserved.
3. There is a battle for preserving the village, as there are plans to build a neighborhood and commercial center in the area of the village. We found the diversity of the group lobbying to fight these plans quite interesting, as they include researchers, Jewish, and Palestinian activists.