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Footprint #19: Spaces of Conflict

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Footprint 19

Spaces of Conflict

Issue’s editors: Marc Schoonderbeek and Malkit Shoshan

Footprint 19 focuses on the more recent roles of architecture in the contemporary spaces of conflict. Departing from a spatial understanding of geopolitical, climatological and economical conflicts, the various contributions highlight the large scale and phenomenal transitions in the physical world and in society by extrapolating, through examples, the abundance of relations that can be traced between conflict, territory and architecture. Conflict areas often prove to be fertile grounds for innovation and for the emergence of new spatial forms. The issue reports on the state of perpetual global unrest in architecture through a series of articles and case studies that highlight the consequences of conflicts in the places and spaces that we inhabit. In the introduction, these are discussed as an interlinked global reality rather than as isolated incidents. In doing so, the contemporary spaces of conflict are positioned in the context of emerging global trends, conditions, and discourses in the attempt to address their indicative symptoms while reflecting on their underlying causes.

Table of Contents:

_Introduction: Conflict, Space and Architecture

.. Marc Schoonderbeek and Malkit Shoshan

_West Bank Settlement and the Transformation of the Zionist Housing Ethos from Shelter to Act of Violence

.. Yael Allweil

_On the Spaces of Guerre Moderne: The French Army in Algeria (1954–1962)

.. Samia Henni

_Envisioning a Post-Conflict Tripoli: The Inclusive Urban Strategy and Action Plan for Bab Al-Tabbaneh and Jebel Mohsen

.. Fabiano Micocci

_Stasis, Charging the Space of Change

.. Sarah Rivière

_Militarised Safety: The Politics of Exclusion

.. Ayesha Sarfraz and Arsalan Rafique

_Anxious Architecture: Sleep, Identity, and Death in the US-Mexico Borderlands

.. Sam Grabowska

Case Studies

_The Interface: Peace Walls, Belfast, Northern Ireland

.. James O’Leary

_From Refugee Camp to Resilient City: Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan

.. Nada Maani

_Urban Terrorism: St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City

.. Daniel Tan

_Reclaiming Political Urbanism in Peace Building Processes: The Hands-on Famagusta Project, Famagusta, Cyprus

.. Socrates Stratis and Emre Akbil

_Indigenous Perspectives: The Post-Conflict Landscapes of Rwanda

.. Killian Doherty

_Urban In-Betweenness: Rotterdam/Mexico City

.. Moniek Driesse and Isaac Landeros

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