Project description: ‘Polish Spring’ is an intervention in public space resulted from a series of discussions with Farhat Muhawi, Yazid Anani and Reem Fadda on the role of art and architecture in altering the social values of public space through changing its spatial configuration of function and form within historic centers. The project builds upon the work of Riwaq in rehabilitating the historic centre of Birzeit within the project of 50 Villages. Trips to Ramallah and Birzeit were essential in expanding the understanding of the meaning and particularity of social activities in the changing Palestinian society, which is to a certain extent an analogy to the experience of post-communist societies but in a different cultural realm. The project contextualizes the issue of the artist’s alienation ‘The Alien’ in the spatial context of the project with all its connotations of ‘Belonging to Another Place’, ‘Singular’ or ‘Of a Foreign Nature’. This was echoed on the setting and design of the ‘Polish Spring’.