War Zones

Samia Henni (ed.)
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War Zones

2019. 21 x 28.7 cm, softcover
134 pages, 89 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-390-9
25.00 CHF / 25.00 EUR

Contributions by Nora Akawi, Silvia Berger Ziauddin, Jean-Louis Cohen, Ismae’l Sheikh Hassan, Léopold Lambert, Asja Mandić, Stanislaus von Moos, Arsalan Rafique, Ayesha Sarfraz, Eva Schreiner, Felicity D. Scott, Alfredo Thiermann, Daniel Weiss

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After the Second World War and the onset of the Cold War, warfare took different forms, and war zones became gradually blurred and often undeclared. People, landscapes, and built environments came to be subjugated to the strains and constraints of these forms of war, serving both civil and military purposes of armed conflicts. The contributions to War Zones investigate some of these implicit or explicit conditions, legacies, and impacts. From colonial or total war, asymmetric war or counterinsurgency, to barricaded or besieged cities, refugee camps or borderlines, to nuclear bunkers or “war ghosts,” to the state of emergency and drone warfare, these texts disclose the spatial aspects, statuses, and formation processes of past and current war zones.

Samia Henni was born in Algiers, Algeria. She is an architect and an architectural historian and theorist who works at the intersection of architecture, planning, colonial practices, and military operations from the early nineteenth century up to the present. She received her Dr. sc. in History and Theory of Architecture from ETH Zurich (with distinction, ETH Medal). Henni is currently Assistant Professor of History of Architecture and Urban Development at the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University, Ithaca.