Jerusalem has become a prototype in the age of new urban violence.
City of Collision looks at the city of Jerusalem as an example and possible laboratory as a site of conflict. It explores, amongst others topics- territorial mapping, the so-called security fence, urban enclaves, exclaves, the approach to monuments and no-man's-land. Writers include Sharon Rotbard, Salim Tamari, Eyal Weizman and Oren Yftachel. This book also features specially commissioned photographs by Bas Princen and Polly Braden and is illustrated with over forty new detailed thematic maps.
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.