Thesis / Dissertations
The thesis “The ‘Dead Zone’ and the Architecture of Transgression” investigates the imagery of ‘emptiness’, ‘voids’, ‘no-man’s Land’ (etcetera) in architectural and other discourses, drawing on imagery from antiquity until today. The study begins with the particular case of a now obliterated Palestinian village at the edge of Tel Aviv. The prologue of the thesis gives, in the form of a short story, an exposition of the subject. It introduces the main argument, that this space is a product of the discourse, and that between the two lies an unbridgeable gap. I argue against the short sightedness of planning practices and present the importance of site research for the subject at hand...