Mediating the Spatiality of Conflicts

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Conflict, when dislodged from its conventional understanding as a process and system of war and destruction exclusively, may be apprehended as an experimental method for analysis and synthesis, as a potent resource for pedagogy, for disruptive design and for the production of theory. In this sense, conflict produces more than the eradication of (the possibility of) life and its supporting structures: conflict produces transitional spaces at different scales, of differentiated material ecologies and site-specific meanings in relation to their global position. Conflicts are both locations and explanations of often ‘seductive’ images of destruction offered by popular (and other) media: ruined architectures, dead (or barely alive) bodies, forced migratory movements, impermanent infrastructures and settlements, as well as the tracing and construction of borders, real-estate driven post-war reconstruction processes, etc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMediating the Spatiality of Conflicts
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference Proceedings
EditorsAmina Pilav, Marc Schoonderbeek, Heidi Sohn, Aleksandar Stanicic
PublisherBK Books
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-6366-285-7
ISBN (Print)978-94-6366-325-0
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventMediating the Spatiality of Conflicts: Borders & Territories - TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Nov 20198 Nov 2019


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