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Book launch and colloquium: War Diaries

June 20th, 13:00 - 18:30 CET

Location: TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment, Berlage Room 1 & Online



Colloquium to celebrate the publication of the book 'War Diaries: Design after the Destruction of Art and Architecture', edited by Aleksandar Staničić (TU Delft) and Elisa Dainese (Georgia Tech).






About the book War Diaries: Design after the Destruction of Art and Architecture Focusing on regions where planners, architects, and artists are involved in concrete initiatives on the ground, War Diaries looks at complex postwar settings to illuminate design responses to urban warfare and violence against the built environment. The essays discuss creative strategies for rebuilding and restablizing damaged sites, often within the context of continuing animosities; the establishment of design coalitions to work with local communities on reconstruction; the designing of emergency settlements; the development of new and customized strategies for rebuilding diverse parts of the ravaged world; and the teaching of culturally sensitive design practices to architects and urbanists, among many other topics.

Preliminary programme

A series of speakers at the colloquium will discuss state of affairs in the field and what are the next challenges of (practicing, teaching) architectural design in violent environments.


13:00 - 13:15 Welcoming notes by Klaske Havik

13:15 - 13:45 About the book “War Diaries”, Aleksandar Staničić and Elisa Dainese

13:45 - 14:30 Lecture by Ievgeniia Gubkina (online)

14:30 - 15:15 Lecture by Britt Baillie

15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 - 16:30 Lecture by Marc Schoonderbeek

16:30 - 17:15 Lecture by Viviana d’Auria

17:15 - 18:00 Lecture by Camillo Boano

18:00 - 18:30 Final discussion and wrap-up

19:00 – 21:00 Dinner in Delft


The event will be streamed online via Zoom on this link:

https://tudelft.zoom.us/j/95069810916?pwd=US8rU2d1UDB1R1h6Q3FvUHU4bmpFZz09

Meeting ID: 950 6981 0916

Passcode: 604734


Organizers: Aleksandar Staničić (TU Delft) and Elisa Dainese (Georgia Tech)