This paper provides an analysis of the micro-geography of the village of Lifta, Jerusalem, and the history of one particular home there, applying the archaeology of the address methodology. A new terminology of fragmented settler colonialism is used, in combination with the contact zone concept, to help better understand planning situations ‘after colonial times’. Introducing macro and micro scales of contact zones, the formal texts of the Lifta Regeneration Plan 6036 and the ensuing legal appeals submitted to the Israeli court are analyzed. By also studying the informal contact zone at the micro (address) level, the paradoxical relations between the Mizrahi and the Palestinians are exposed.
- (post) colonial planning
- Mizrahi Jews
- contact zone
- fragmented settler colonialism