Why are we obsessed with the sense of belonging? Why are new frames of belonging invented in different eras? How is the urban fabric being used for this task? The memoryscape practices in Haifa post-1948 War are examined here inclusively as a process of calculated decision of landscape production, created and recreated by architects and planners, ideologically empowered by politicians and administrators’ strategies, and as groups and individuals’ tactics of the urban everyday routine. Such exploration of the urban landscape presents a dialectic tension between landscape perception as a collective production and as familiar and mundane phenomena. Both practices emphasize the landscape’s unique role as an instrument of memory and reconciliation and stress its importance as a political and cultural construct in the making of the cityscape.


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