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In december 2016, the UN Security Council passed a resolution declaring Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal. A material aspect is prominent in the debate about their evacuation: how to reintegrate the settlers back into Israeli territory.
The political roles of architecture from guerrilla urbanism to material agency are to be explored as an integral part of its future.
Return to Zion proposes tactics for the creation of short and long-term housing and infrastructure that allow an alternative, rooted reintegration of refugees into the existing urban fabric.
The project renovates peripheric mid-century social housing, a porous, medium-density fabric that is often neglected but presents itself as a laboratory with enormous future potential.
The proposed architectural artifacts draw from a material-semiotic approach to reconfigure agents and networks through the translation of cultural paradigms into guerrilla tactics by leveraging local laws and informal strategies.