The atolls

Battir is only one of the 142 Atolls produced by the Oslo accords. Their surface is 15,566 sq Km, more than 35 times the extension of the Vatican.

Political spaces in Palestine are not defined by its legal zones, but operate through legal voids.

Investigating the clash of geopolitical lines onto the domestic space of a house, and operating on the margin between architecture, cartography and legal practice, our project brings up a case that calls for an anarchic regime of political autonomy to inhabit this line. It is in the extraterritorial dimension of these seam lines, small tears in the territorial system, that lays the possibility for tearing apart of the entire system of division.

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