Tel Aviv: Beyond Borders, Between Borders

January 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
140 McLaughlin College
Lunch Talk Series
Vicky Carnevale
416 736-2100 ext. 33824

The Bauhaus in Tel Aviv-Jaffa

In 2003, UNESCO inscribed the city of Tel Aviv on its World Cultural Heritage list. The World Heritage Committee designated the so-called White City of Tel Aviv, an outstanding synthesis of the Modern Movement in early twentieth century architecture, as a World Cultural Heritage site. The award celebrated the city as an formidable example of new city planning and architecture, namely the Bauhaus architectural style, which became Tel Aviv's trademark. Ms. Elharar's talk will focus on the Bauhaus architectural style in Tel Aviv and Jaffa and on the reasons why Tel Aviv was honoured by UNESCO.

SHOSHANA ELHARAR is a PhD candidate working on research in the field of urbanization, writing about her hometown of Tel Aviv-Jaffa. She earned her BA (Economics and Business - 1975) and MA (Philosophy - 2000) at Tel-Aviv University. Following a break from academic life, Ms. Elharar returned to her studies and completed an MA in Humanities at York University (2014), and a Graduate Diploma in Jewish Studies (2016).

When:  Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from Noon to 1:30 pm

Where:  140 McLaughlin College Senior Common Room

Poster:  Shoshana Elharar_poster_Jan. 21_2020