July 23 2012

The Factory: Architecture and Industry in Argaman, Yavne

Press publications:

“The Closed Factory: The Way We Worked”, Ester Zandberg, Ha’aretz, October 27, 2011

“The Textile Factory Argaman is Designated for Demolition”, Noam Dvir, Ha’aretz, June 9 2010

This book and exhibition address the relationships between work and working place by analyzing the evolution and development of the Textile Factory Argaman in the city of Yavne, Israel. Argaman factory, designed by the architect Ram Karmi in the early 60s as a complexly detailed system, closed in 2004 due to internal disintegration as well as external social and economical global circumstances. The factory and its analysis as a socio-spatial system reveal the changes that took place in Israeli society.

The exhibition, curated by Dr. Tali Hatuka, includes original blueprints, photographs and materials, depicting the daily life in the factory.
Dates: October 10th – November 6th, 2011.
Location: Architects Association Gallery, 15 Hamigdalor st., Tel Aviv Jaffa. map

A conference will be held on Thursday, October 27th 2011, with participations of Dr. Tali Hatuka, Mr. Shimon Klier, Arch. Ram Karmi, Mr. Zvi Gav-Ari and Prof. Yubert Lu Yon.

Support for this project was provided by Tel Aviv University, the Pais Culture-Council, Ministry of Culture and Sport, and Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality – The Department of Culture and Arts.