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Yael Allweil

Yael Allweil is an architect and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, Israel, where she heads HousingLab: History and Future of Living. She completed her Ph.D. in architectural history at the University of California, Berkeley, exploring the history of Israel– Palestine as a history of the gain and loss of citizen housing. Her research has been published in the monograph Homeland: Zionism as Housing Regime 1860–2011 (Routledge, 2017) and several journal articles in Urban Studies, Footprint, Architecture Beyond Europe, City, Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, and the International Journal of Islamic Architecture. During 2019–20 Allweil is in residence at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) in Jerusalem as chair of the research group ‘Re-Theorizing Housing as Architecture’. Allweil’s work involves academic research and activism in the context of the Israeli housing social movement.

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