Adina Hoffmanâ€™s Till We Have Built Jerusalem is a stunning rumination on memory and forgetting, place and displacement. A biographical excavation of one of the worldâ€™s great troubled cities, it is a riveting and intimate journey into the very different lives of three architects who helped shape modern Jerusalem: celebrated Berlin architect Erich Mendelsohn; Palestineâ€™s chief government architect from 1922-1937, Austen St. Barbe Harrison; and the possibly Greek, possibly Arab, architect Spyro Houris. Till We Have Built Jerusalem uncovers the ramifying layers of one great cityâ€™s buried history. Adina Hoffman talks to Middle East expert Ian Black.
Sponsored by the Jerusalem Foundation.
This event took place on Sunday 26 February 2017.