טכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל
הטכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל - בית הספר ללימודי מוסמכים  
M.Sc Thesis
M.Sc StudentAloni Adam
SubjectPrefiguring Iqrit: A Strategic framework for Radical
Planning
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture and Town Planning
Supervisor Dr. Yosef Jabareen
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Abstract

Criticism of institutional planning systems, and advocacy for counter-hegemonic planning theory and practice, are two significant themes of debate within current planning scholarship. Extensively reviewing the radical and insurgent planning approaches, this thesis research identifies a need to elaborate on planning concepts for achieving its theoretical objectives. Accordingly, this research aims to conceptualize radical planning and build a conceptual framework of radical planning based on an empirical case study.

            The case study focuses on Iqrit -a Palestinian village in the upper Galilee, which was evacuated and destroyed by the IDF in 1951. In recent years, a group of youth from the uprooted families has returned to live in the destroyed village. In so doing, they have been anticipating and embodying a transformative trajectory within their everyday struggle for return and restitution. The study uses qualitative methods for data collection, and it applies a qualitative process of theorization that uses conceptual framework analysis as a grounded theory technique. Eventually, thirteen people were interviewed in the research. The findings provide three major concepts: domination, struggle and prefiguring Iqrit. Integrated into a theoretical framework these concepts provide insight into the political reality of the participants and, crucially, offer a novel approach for doing radical planning.