This thesis is a personal attempt to tell the story of architecture in modern Jerusalem in the
aftermath of the forced 1967 unification of the city. From the perspective of an IsraeliJerusalemite born after the 1967 war, in which Israel conquered the eastern part of the city from
Jordan, it explores how the city’s architecture has affected notions of self, ideology, and
belonging. This thesis traces the development, both in content and in form, of a documentary
film that addresses the power architecture has in defining a national sense of belonging and
appropriating space. This Research-Creation project investigates different locations and
architects and includes a personal perspective on four different spaces in the city, in an attempt to
understand how such a complex story about appropriation can be told.