People Responding to War and Violence
Taking the meaning of home as a theme, this course aims to focus on the interdisciplinary urban and health implications and responses of war in areas of conflict. Combining theory and reality, we will use Palestine as a case study. Focusing on the occupation practices on people and the built environment, and the “walking through walls” military strategy, the objectives of this course are:
- To examine the meaning of home in times of political and military conflicts.
- To introduce linkages and interrelations between the built environment and health issues.
- To explore peoples’ response to war and stress of the occupation. To brainstorm socio-institutional polices to mitigate implication of war.