Neither Here Nor There
Ganit Mayslits Kassif, Liat Muller, Orly Even
Jerusalem | Neither Here Nor There | Planning Jerusalem’s Buffer Zones
The project deals with the borderline and the buffer zones that separated during the years 1948 to 1967 between Israel and Jordan within the city of Jerusalem. The border inside Jerusalem, which spread over 7 kilometers, crossed neighborhoods, streets, and even houses along the city, and in certain areas where the Israeli and Jordanian borders did not overlap, buffer zones were created, areas that were not under the authority of either side. After the Six-Day War, the same areas continue to be a dividing factor in the city separating between East and West Jerusalem.
Looking at the situation of the city of Jerusalem today, and looking ahead, it seems that the territory of the city as well as its status as the capital of Israel, Palestine or as an international capital are shrouded in mystery. In any political solution that will come, remains an area, imaginary or real, that unifies or divides the city.
This project deals with the border lines and the buffer zones of the city of Jerusalem, and examines how to operate and plan in those areas.