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How Israel uses architecture to exert control

On the frontlines of technological leaps are often people in power - such as governments, police, intelligence agencies, and the military - who are trying to use new research to advance the ways in which they operate.

But what happens when these powers aren’t used for good? Who can keep the powerful in check in a global digital age?

In this episode of The Big Picture, we sit down with architect and investigator Eyal Weizman to talk about how Israel uses urban planning to expand its control of the occupied West Bank, and why he decided to start a crime-fighting team of architects, journalists, and coders called Forensic Architecture to hold governments to account.

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