UCL Urban Laboratory


Sigi Atteneder

Development Planning Unit

Borderland Levant: Transformative urban geographies in Amman and Tel Aviv-Jaffa

My research is about the potential of the coming together of spaces - overlaps, folds - and related border issues as materialisation of power relations, especially in urban areas. On the theoretical side the work draws on Etienne Balibar´s notion of "borderland". For the empirical part I am focusing on the so-called "Levant", and Amman and Tel Aviv-Jaffa in particular.

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