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Mellon Forum on the Urban Environment: Buffer Zones

Keller Easterling, Yale University; Tali Hatuka, Tel Aviv University

December 3, 2019 · 12:00 pm1:15 pm · School of Architecture, South Gallery

Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities

A recent headline reads: “In Korean DMZ, Wildlife Thrive!” Apparently, the forces that lock humans out of the demilitarized zone has allowed wildlife and species to thrive. Thus the ongoing remnant of violent conflict is also a symbol of a greener, inhuman future. This session invites conversations about various buffer zones across the global landscape as uncanny agential spaces: those interim and in-between spaces that may have been designed to segregate conflict and dissent but also often enable unexpected productivity and alternative modes of animacy.

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