On the Periphery
On the Periphery explores the neighbourhood of Neve Sha’anan, situated on the historical border between Tel Aviv and Jaffa, Israel. The neighbourhood is located between two Central bus stations: the now abandoned old terminal, built in 1941, and the new station, completed in 1993. The project investigates the effect these two dominant buildings have on their immediate environment, in terms of the urban fabric that remains on the peripheries, and the communities that inhabit the area.
From its inception, Neve Shaanan has accommodated marginalised and dispossessed communities. Since 2005, approximately 15000 Eritrean and Sudanese refugees have made the neighbourhood their temporary home. In addition, migrant workers from South East Asia, elderly Jewish residents, sex workers and drug addicts, co- exist in this small area, each offering their own urban signposts. The photographs in this portfolio are a journey through this urban space, and each building represents a story which weaves together the history of Neve Sha’anan.