The Place that is Ours: Maps of Palestine-Israel is an ongoing project begun at the Library Innovation Lab at the Harvard Law School. The project seeks to demonstrates the fractured cartography of Palestine-Israel, from place names to border delineations. It incorporates different media such as historical and GIS maps, written text, photography and film.
Inspired by the discovery of my father’s two lost villages through the use of interactive maps as well as extensive archive at the Harvard Map Collection, The Place that is Ours examines many of the ways we have (re)imagined and (re)drawn the land over the past 100 years, particularly around the partition of Palestine in 1948.
The project has been presented at Dartmouth University, Harvard University, the People’s Forum and the Boston Atheneum. To arrange a talk, please use the contact page.