Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict

Architecture, Urban Space and War

The Destruction and Reconstruction of Sarajevo

Authors: Ristic, Mirjana

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  • Investigates the political role of a constellation of places within the city
  • Illustrates how buildings, public spaces and heritage places operate as tools for mediating, contesting and subverting the politics that motivate conflict
  • Provides new empirical material about the relationship between architecture, urban space and conflict over territory and identity and an innovative spatial framework for analyzing the political role of contemporary cities
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This book investigates architectural and urban dimensions of the ethnic-nationalist conflict in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, during and after the siege of 1992–1995. Focusing on the wartime destruction of a portion of the cityscape in central Sarajevo and its post-war reconstruction, re-inscription and memorialization, the book reveals how such spatial transformations become complicit in the struggle for reconfiguration of the city’s territory, boundaries and place identity. Drawing on original research, the study highlights the capacities of architecture and urban space to mediate terror, violence and resistance, and to deal with heritage of the war and act a catalyst for ethnic segregation or reconciliation. Based on a multi-disciplinary methodological approach grounded in architectural and urban theory, the spatial turn in critical social theory and assemblage thinking, as well as techniques of spatial analysis, in particular morphological mapping, the book provides an innovative spatial framework for analyzing the political role of contemporary cities.

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Mirjana Ristic is Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Sociology, TU Darmstadt, Germany. Her research is focused on political issues in architecture and urban design, including the role of buildings and public spaces in mediating nationalism, conflict, power, violence and resistance. She holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Architecture, Urban Space and War
Book Subtitle
The Destruction and Reconstruction of Sarajevo
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76771-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76771-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76770-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09579-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 260
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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