THE WALL TO END ALL WALLS (2007)
These proposal drawings and strident manifesto writings were originally created for an MIT architecture competition to envision the city of Jerusalem as a more just place in the year 2050. It includes drawings of implausible physical infrastructure born from a radical, absurdist view of the capacity for architecture to create peace. For example, the contradictory Wall to End All Walls is a stretch of jammed earth (like adobe) with neutral international territory on top. It cuts through the hotspots and the mundane spaces of conflict in Jerusalem. The Buried Separation Wall Park, like New York’s High Line park, repurposes a piece of dystopic infrastructure into a public green space. And The Dome of the Rock Slide is part of a waterpark at the Temple Mount, where worshippers of all faiths may cleans themselves in a contemporary ritual of whooping it up together.