Graduate Program in Coexistence and Conflict

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

skip to content

“Designing Israeli Palestinian Peace:
The Role of Architects in Conflict Resolution”
Wednesday, April 24
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Heller Room G3

Architect Karen Lee Bar-Sinai is a Loeb Fellow at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, and the director and co-founder of SAYA/Design for Change (www.sayarch.com). SAYA is based in Israel and specializes in what can be called "peace architecture" -- using planning and design to support decision-making, negotiations and peace processes in areas of conflict.  

SAYA has worked with various NGOs, peace initiatives and think-tanks to show not only what an agreement could look like, but also how it is possible to develop more options creatively and how to devise detailed agreements that are implementable. SAYA’s materials were used by former Prime Minister Olmert in the 2008 Annapolis negotiations.

Bar-Sinai’s talk will explore how Planning, Design and Spatial thinking can aid the peace process towards conflict resolution and co-existence, focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian context. Read her bio here.

* Free and open to the Brandeis community * Refreshments Served  *

Knowledge Advancing Social Justice

Copyright 2014 • Brandeis University • All rights are reserved