Rafi Segal is an architect and Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at MIT. His practice engages in design and research on both the architectural and urban scale. Segal’s designs include the Kitgum Peace Museum in Uganda, the Ashdod Museum of Art and the winning design for the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem.
Els Verbakel is a founding partner in Derman Verbakel Architecture and director of the Graduate Programme in Urban Design at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem. She holds a PhD in Architecture from Princeton University and has published the books In Search of the Public. Notes on the Contemporary American City (2013), Cities of Dispersal (2008) and Constellations: Constructing Urban Design Practices (2007). Her practice is known for projects such as On the Way to the Sea Promenade (Bat – Yam), The Manshiya Masterplan (Tel Aviv – Yafo), Hosting Street (Majd’al Shams), Sea of Galilee Waterfront Redevelopment (Tiberias) and the Offices of the Embassy of Belgium in Tel Aviv – Yafo.