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2017

Issue . 69
P. 56
Derelict Structures
Construction, Destruction, and the In-Between: al-Na‘ama Flourmill, Nablus
ABSTRACT

Al Naameh Flour Mill characterizes an exceptional instance in the manufacturing movement in Nablus.Its establishment is linked to the modernity project that the city witnessed between WWI and WWII. The mill journey from its inception to its annihilation reflects the transformations in the power relations that Palestine went through during the last 100 years. This paper aims at contextualizing the flour mill for the reader and situate its specific typology in temporal and spatial context and investigating the attitudes of the different stakeholders towards the conservation of modern heritage.