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.”

Editorial

Conflict, Space and Architecture by Marc Schoonderbeek, Malkit Shoshan

Essays

[Peer-reviewed]

West Bank Settlement and the Transformation of Zionist Housing Ethos from Shelter to Act of Violence by Yael Allweil

On the Spaces of Guerre Moderne: The French Army in Algeria (1954–1962) by Samia Henni

Envisioning a Post-Conflict Tripoli: The Inclusive Urban Strategy and Action Plan for Bab Al-Tabbaneh and Jebel Mohsen by Fabiano Micocci

Stasis, Charging the Space of Change by Sarah Riviere

Militarised Safety: Politics of Exclusion by Ayesha Sarfraz, Arsalan Rafique

Anxious Architecture: Sleep, Identity, and Death in the US-Mexico Borderlands by Sam Grabowska

[Case-studies]

The Interface: Peace Walls, Belfast, Northern Ireland by James O’Leary

From Refugee Camp to Resilient City: Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan by Nada Maani

Urban Terrorism: St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City by Daniel Tan

Indigenous Perspectives: the Post-Conflict Landscapes of Rwanda by Killian Doherty

Reclaiming Political Urbanism in Peace Building Processes: The Hands-on Famagusta project, Cyprus by Socrates Stratis, Emre Akbil

Urban in-betweenness: Rotterdam / Mexico City by Moniek Driesse, Isaac Landeros

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