Projekt

Natasha Aruri - (FB3) Semesterarbeit

POST TRAUMA – Water Pumping Stations of Ramallah

  • POST TRAUMA – Water Pumping Stations of Ramallah
  • POST TRAUMA – Water Pumping Stations of Ramallah
  • POST TRAUMA – Water Pumping Stations of Ramallah

The studio focused on critically rethinking city and processes of producing socio-politically symbolic spaces. A narrative is developed for the future events of Ramallah taking place in the next 50 years that takes into account the radical reconfiguration of existing realities in the city, through reimagining the relationship between subject, time and space.

POST TRAUMA – Water Pumping Stations of Ramallah
The capability of sense making is constructed over a time through a process of repetition. Events form the fundamental structuring of our capacity to make sense. Over time these seemingly random events begin to show a rhythm or regularity. These are the events which form patterns of our experiential landscape. Urban Trauma would be defined as the disruption of the pattern. In which new forms of stability are explored by the affected urban system in order to re imagine future patterns, a post traumatic system is the one which has evolved in this unstable environment and has developed adaptations to deal with uncertainty. The urban conditions for reorganization are provided by the aftermath of handmade and natural disasters. Areas of potential are located in the water pumps developed over the span of 50 years in the Ramallah Valleys and then left deserted by the municipality, and new forms of stability and sense making is explored. Their base is mapped and framed by the past and current context. This has led to the development of an urban fabric that has reorganized around the disruption and spaces of flux are formed which define the social order of this new system.

Design by Anam Tariq