O Hai Insurgent

Posted: March 14th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Brian | 1 Comment »

Sukjong reminded me of this fascinating essay yesterday. Apparently, the Israeli Defense Forces are training their urban warfare units in contemporary theoretical and philosophical texts, such as Deleuze and Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus. As one example of tactical appropriation of architectural theory, Israeli soldiers now move through dense urban Palestinian territories by creating “overground tunnels.” In other words, they cut linear paths through the walls of civilian homes, treating the built environment as a “flexible membrane.” I guess it’s not that that remarkable that the education of the urban warrior and the architect involve some of the same sources, but this is fucking crazy. The scariest part is that they drop the name of my advisor. Whoa dude.



One Comment on “O Hai Insurgent”

  1. 1 matt hendren said at 6:31 pm on March 15th, 2008:

    whoadu.de – that rocked my world. what’s next participatory action by ronald mcdonald? I’ll have to keep reading the architext of humanity and see where it goes.

    damn, that’s crazy.

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