Cet ouvrage, basé sur les récents travaux du Laboratoire Bâle (laba) offre un aperçu critique du territoire formant actuellement l'état d'Israël et la Palestine.
This book, based on recent research at EPFL’s Laboratory Basel (laba), offers a critical look at the area that today forms the state
of Israel and the Palestinian Territories and the lasting historical
role of agriculture, which sprang from the Neolithic revolution in the
Middle East, had for a wide range of aspects of human social and
ecological development. Topics considered include agriculture’s role in
territorial appropriation and domestication, in structuring the
development of urbanization, in creating a national homeland narrative
for the Jewish state, and in changing the climate. Israel Lessons
explores in particular the three major types of Israeli agricultural
development: vernacular Palestinian/Bedouin, socialist utopian
Kibbutz/Moshav, and contemporary high-tech desert farming.
Presenting findings through text matched to striking images,
graphics, and maps, and featuring proposals for architectural
intervetions, Israel Lessons demonstrates how facts and
narratives related to agriculture and the climate crisis are intertwined
with geopolitics and sectarian ideals of an earthly paradise.