Liat Savin Ben-Shoshan

PhD in Architecture and Film
Bar-Ilan University
Dissertation Topic: Structuring the Public Realm in Architecture and Cinema 1945-1983

These days, Savin teaches at the Architecture department at the Bezalel academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem as well as at the Architecture department at the Neri Bloomfield (Wizo) School of Design and Education, Haifa.  

On a personal note:
"My years as an Azrieli Fellow were exciting, interesting and enjoyable. I enjoyed meeting scholars of other fields of research on a regular basis. These encounters broadened my view on research and of the experience of research. Furthermore, meeting scholars and key intellectuals of my own field of research, furthered the development of my academic network. All in all, being an Azrieli Fellow made the experience of completing my Phd in Architecture a significant and meaningful experience, and most importantly, strengthened my own belief in myself and in my academic future."   

  • The Perlov Diaries: the cinematic view from the home and the constitution of a Public Realm, Housing Policy in Israel, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem, (Forthcoming, Hebrew)
  • Home in Wadi Rushmia: Speaking, Planting, Building, Architext 4, Ariel University School of Architecture, 2014, 45-65 (Hebrew and English)
  • On the Threshold of the Home: the Cinematic Gaze and the Constituting of a Civil Domain in David Perlov's Films, David Perlov: Drawings, Photographs, Films, Galia Bar Or (ed.) Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod, 2014, 198-214 (Hebrew and English)
"My Volunteer activity took place in 2010, at the Jewish-Arab cultural center in Jaffa. There,  myself and three colleagues (also Azrieli fellows in architecture) gave a course on Architecture and on getting familiar with the Urban Realm. Our students were a group of Arab eighth graders. Meeting the kids was in itself a new and significant experience for me. Encountering, along with them the urban surroundings, and seeing it through their eyes, was something I will never forget."