CONSIDER Talks: Dr. Rachel Gottesman
CONSIDER Talks have started!
Dr. Rachel Gottesman, who represents one of the academic partners of the CONSIDER project ‘Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design’, will make a presentation titled “Ideology, Technology and Landscape Transformation in the Land of Milk and Honey” on 20 April 2022 at 10.30 (CET).
To participate in the CONSIDER Talks: Online Meeting Link
About the talk:
The biblical image of “a land flowing with milk and honey” has been perceived throughout the ages as a divine promise of abundance and prosperity - a promise which during the 20th century transformed into an action plan spanning settlement, urbanisation, industrialization and infrastructure construction. The talk examines two case studies of landscape transformation, one from a natural environment to agricultural expenses (the Hahula marshes), and the other from a long lasting agricultural space to a metropolitan transportation infrastructure (Ayalon River), both demonstrating the complex reciprocal relations between ideology, technology and massive population growth.
About the author:
Dr. Rachel Gottesman is a historian specializing in Mediterranean studies, environmental history and spatial theory. Her PhD, awarded by Tel Aviv University, offered a spatial analysis of ancient maritime networks. She held a postdoctoral position at Haifa University and was head of the Research Lab at the Liebling Huse Tel Aviv. Gottesman was a Co-Curator for the 2021 Israeli Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, and edited the exhibition’s research catalog, which won the DAM Architectural Book Award for 2021. Gottesman publishes fiction and non-fiction in the fields of history, spatiality, architecture and literature and teaches at the Department of Architecture at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem.