The blooming desert: Agriculture in the middle of nowhere

Posted on 4/22/2015 by Ariel Rudolph

The Negev desert once covered 60 percent of Israel. Even the first prime minister, Ben Gurion, was aware of its significance. In 1955, he declared that the fate of the young country depends on the ability to handle the Negev: “It is in the Negev that the people of Israel will be tested – For only with a united effort of a volunteering people and a planning and implementing State will we accomplish the great mission of populating the wilderness and causing it to flourish. This effort will determine the fate of the State of Israel and the standing of our people in the history of mankind.”

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An Israeli spring fairy tale: The Three Sisters Anemone, Buttercup and Poppy

Posted on 3/31/2015 by Ariel Rudolph

Spring in Israel is very short but very intense. More than 2500 species bloom in the small territory of Israel. Since Israel had above average rainfall this past winter, the land was covered in flowers as early as February. Many of them bloom in red: tulips, anemones, red buttercup and poppies. “The Three Sisters” tells the story of the last three...

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Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv: The elephant turns green

Posted on 3/2/2015 by Ariel Rudolph

The Central Bus Station (CBS) of Southern Tel Aviv is a rather grey, depressing hulk that people often call an architectural catastrophe. A young team, the Onya Collective, wants to bring some brightness and hope into the dark and dank building, which is nicknamed “the elephant”. In cooperation with the Tel Aviv Bus Station Management, Dan Transportation, the municipality and ecological NGOs, they plan to turn the Central Bus Station into an example of urban ecology and are planning 30 innovations.

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