Rebel Architecture: The Architecture of Violence

Eyal Weizman explains architecture's key role in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the evolution of urban warfare.
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6 x 30 mins Documentary series, Al Jazeera English

Follows architects from Vietnam, Nigeria, Spain, Pakistan, Israel/Occupied West Bank and Brazil who believe architecture can do more than iconic towers and luxury flats - turning away from elite "starchitecture" to design for the majority.

Nominated - Best Limited Series, International Documentary Association (IDA) 2015

“Working on the fringes of the law, rebel architects are trying to improve people’s lives in tough areas, from floating homes to disaster-proof houses and bamboo domes.” The Observer

“Rebel Architecture looks set to keep challenging how we view the role of the architect today.” Apollo Magazine

"How Spain’s ‘guerrilla architect’ is building new hope out of financial crisis" The Guardian

“The Architecture of Violence drives home just how violent a craft architecture can be – especially in Palestine.” Open Democracy

Series producer/Executive Producer – Daniel Davies
2nd/Assistant Series Producer – Ana Naomi de Sousa
Series Picture Editor - Cesar Caldito
Series Created by Daniel Davies

Commissioning Executive –Flora Gregory


Guerrilla Architect directed by Ana Naomi De Sousa

The Pedreiro and the Master Planner directed by May Abdalla

A Traditional Future directed by Faiza Ahmed Khan

The Architecture of Violence directed by Ana Naomi de Sousa

Greening the City directed by Nick Ahlmark

Reality Bites directed by Riaan Hendricks