Via Architecture: Post-Conflict Infrastructure and its Discursive Curve

Bhat, H. 2015. Via Architecture: Post-Conflict Infrastructure and its Discursive Curve. Stability - International Journal of Security and Development . 4 (1), p. p.Art. 25. doi:10.5334/sta.fr

TitleVia Architecture: Post-Conflict Infrastructure and its Discursive Curve
AuthorsBhat, H.
Abstract

Post-conflict economy, rapid urbanization and the ever influential impact of global flows often drive very particular systems of post-conflict infrastructure, ignoring nuances of culture, politics and community. While a large number of analysts today contend that this is a growing symptom of the post-conflict economy, there has arguably always been a fundamental relationship between political articulation and architectural futures. The purpose of this paper is not to provide another planning parallax but to provoke the reader to reconsider habitat intervention within reconciliatory platforms and political developments today. Using the case of Kigali, Rwanda this paper seeks to pose both analytical and ethical questions. Firstly, can international development mediate with politics to engage with post-conflict habitats, considering complex backgrounds? Secondly, how does this challenge conventional thinking in planning and organization schemes that have largely driven habitat response and development in post-conflict spaces?

KeywordsArchitecture, Violence
Article numberp.Art. 25
JournalStability - International Journal of Security and Development
Journal citation4 (1), p. p.Art. 25
ISSN2165-2627
Year2015
PublisherUbiquity Press
Publisher's version358-1726-1-PB (1)(1).pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.5334/sta.fr
Web address (URL)https://www.stabilityjournal.org/articles/10.5334/sta.fr/
Publication dates
Published29 Apr 2015
LicenseCC BY 4.0

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