Research Malkit Shoshan
Malkit Shoshan studied architecture and urban planning at the IUAV (Venice, Italy) and at the Technion (Haifa, Israel). She is the founder of the architectural think-tank FAST, the Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory. Her work explores and highlights the relations between architecture, politics and human rights. She is the author of the award-winning book Atlas of the Conflict, Israel-Palestine (2010), and of Village (2014). As a research-fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, she developed the long-term research ‘Drones and Honeycombs’, a study of the contemporary architecture and landscape of war and peace.
Drones & Honeycombs
Drones and Honeycombs is a long-term research project. It investigates the impact of the contemporary war and the global security apparatus on our physical environments and on our cities. The project is divided into three sub-research themes:
1. Drones (machines)
2. Compounds (architecture of enclosure)
3. Missions (global wars, territories and selection of design initiative to engage in crisis areas).
Malkit Shoshan contributed to various editions of Volume, including The Legacy of Peacekeeping Missions, in which she elaborates on her research on the role of the architect in war zones. BLUE: Architecture of Peacekeeping Missions is a key part of this research.