Almost 16 years after the Oslo Interim Agreement attempted to resolve the complex geopolitical conditions of the Israeli occupied West Bank by transferring partial authority over to the Palestinians, the status of a two-state solution seems more distant than ever. Boundaries continue to divide this ever-scarred region. Capitalizing on their unresolved status, architecture is able to put stress on the elasticity of these boundaries and work towards the creation of new realities by preemptively operating on the ground.
As such, Contesting Limits seeks to uncover the various ways in which architecture operates in contested territories through the use of soft systems of design. A series of tactical interventions speculates as to how it may be possible to generate a greater sense of economic empowerment and legal clarity in the region.