Paper pulp, citrus fruits
Traditionally and currently, most Palestinians are directly involved in the physical building of their home, putting in the bricks, often limestone, themselves. Early Zionist settlers replaced the traditional stone with cement, the hallmark of the new settler colonial Israeli aesthetic, speaking to the perceived modernity settlers were bringing to the region. However, with the recent nationalization of archeology and religion in Israel, the once shunned use of limestone has become a popular building materials in Israeli settlements. This ongoing project explores the complex material relationship between stone, memory, settlement, and nationalism in Palestinian occupation.
Photography by David Kern