Post-Conflict Architecture and Design

Volume magazine is hosting a conference this coming May about what they call “the Architecture of Peace.” Part of this will be assembling “an inventory of inspiring projects for (post-)conflict territories”—and they’re hoping that you will get involved.

Are you an architect, designer, urbanist or community leader? Have you developed a project that aids to channel social relationships in a more peaceful way? Then get in touch with Volume. Send a short description to with the subject “AoP projects call,” and we will endeavour to include it in our conference material, providing a unique overview of projects of this kind.

From post-military landscape remediation projects to transborder community exchange programs, from conflict gardens to films, from anti-gang territorial initiatives to bunker recycling services, from museums of slave history to a cartography of divided cities, I would imagine there is a huge range of ideas and examples out there to explore.

2 thoughts on “Post-Conflict Architecture and Design”

  1. this concept of 'architecture of peace' is a fascinating. The 'bunker architecture' link was particularly good. Think of all these military bunkers that pop up in the event of a war and then what happens to the urban landscape once the war is over and the bunkers are no longer need.

    Also, learned something new, read this – Rommelspargel ("Rommel's asparagus") were 13-to-16-foot (4 to 5 m) logs that were placed in the fields and meadows of Normandy to cause damage to the expected invasion of Allied military gliders and paratroopers. And look at this image Imagine that, an entire landscape of poles not intended as a type of land formation art (Christo) but to kill people!

  2. Have you considered involing the Belgian based but Nigerian born philospher/architect Ole-Dele Kuku for this conference? He is specifically working around conflict architecture and the role of an architect in war and nature disater zones. Check out his website

    Kurt Vanbelleghem

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