About the Book
During the summer of 2010 the Tejido Group from the University of Arizona assembled a group of volunteer students from the University’s College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture to collaborate on a series of projects in Palestine with RIWAQ / Centre for Architectural Conservation. The two groups focused on developing urban revitalization and connectivity strategies for historic Birzeit near Ramallah, Palestine. It was a wonderful experience for all involved. We grew in many unanticipated ways, both personally and professionally.
For the past twenty-five years the Tejido Group has developed interdisciplinary and collaborative applied research programs in which faculty and professionals in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning work side by side with University graduate and undergraduate students in an apprenticeship-style professional learning environment. We are also an international experience and have collaborated on projects in Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States.