Daphne Lasky is a Brooklyn-based architectural designer who has been researching and teaching about border issues in Jerusalem since 2006.
From 2006 to 2008, my architectural research focused on border issues in Jerusalem. I produced case studies and ran workshops aimed at using design to generate meaningful community discussions about the peace process. This was a formative experience for me as an early-career designer. It was the beginning of my learning to facilitate discussions and to communicate clearly in complex situations, and taught me exactly where the gaps in my design and facilitation skill sets were.