pace Conflitti e Violenza
anno VII, n.11, lug-dic 2010
How to subvert the visual language used in the process of creating an illegal outpost? Brave New Alps brave-new-alps.com Brave New Alps sono Bianca Elzenbaumer e Fabio Franz. Lavorano insieme dal 2005 e sono laureati nel 2006 alla Facoltà di Design e Arti della Libera Università di Bolzano. Nel 2007 Bianca ha completato un master per Mediatori dei conflitti – Operatori di pace internazionali della Facoltà di Scienze dell’Educazione dell’Università di Bologna. A luglio 2010 hanno concluso il master della durata di due anni in Communication Art & Design presso il Royal College of Art di Londra. Fanno design della comunicazione.
From April to June 2008, DA hosted us for a residency in Beit Sahour. This was our second stay in Palestine. The year before we stayed for two months in Jerusalem for an internship at the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICHAD). In that context we developed an alternative travel guide to East Jerusalem, Decode Jerusalem (www.decodejerusalem.net). While staying at DA, we again wanted to get involved with the condition we found ourselves in not only on an intellectual level, nor on a merely technical one (although we invested a good deal of our time in Beit Sahour in order to build up DA’s web presence). Generally it is important for us also to get involved in a more direct way with the situation that surrounds us – we need to experience things on the ground, to make use of our senses in order to think the context through we are part of. One of the actions that was born out of this wish to put ourselves into play was Hotel Oush Grab.
Oush Grab is a former Israeli military base – it was evacuated in May 2006 – in the West Bank near Beit Sahour and one of the case studies of Decolonizing Architecture. From the 16th to the 17th of May 2008, one
pubblicazione della Società Italiana di Scienze Psicosociali per la pace sulla progettualità di Decolonizing Architecture