“LEARNING FROM JERUSALEM – Conflict, Negotiation and the Architecture of the City” is a unique and innovative semester program, designed by the MUrbDes Graduate Program in Urban Design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, in collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School.
The Urban Design program at Bezalel is known for its critical, integrative and interdisciplinary nature and focuses on the relationships between urban design and everyday life in the city and, more specifically, in the context of Jerusalem. It aims to highlight the complexity of urban conflicts in Jerusalem not solely as a unique case, but rather as an urban arena that could be used as a laboratory for understanding urban conflicts elsewhere and possible agendas for their resolution.
Visiting students will attend courses dealing with the urban history of Jerusalem and the architecture[s] of conflict[s], as well as a design studio. They will study in the beautiful and historically important Hansen Campus, near the city center.
The program is offered by Bezalel's MUrbDes Program in Urban Design in collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Credits offered by Bezalel and HU are generally recognized by universities across the world, but applicants are advised to consult with their home or prospective schools regarding credit recognition.