February 10, 2006

Architectural intifada?

The Independent reports that a group of influential architects are calling for an economic boycott of Israel's construction industry.
Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine, whose members include Richard Rogers and the architectural critic Charles Jenckes, met for the first time last week in secret at the London headquarters of Lord Rogers' practice. He introduced the meeting, and the 60 attendees went on to condemn the illegal annexation of Palestinian land and the construction of the vast fence and concrete separation barrier running through the West Bank and Jerusalem.
The Indie also has one Israeli architect - Yitzhak Lipovetzky-Lir - arguing against a boycott and Abe Hayeem arguing in favour.

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