Journal article

Contested States: Creating affective encounters with spaces of conflict and identities of difference

Heather Mitcheltree, Mitchell Ransome

Inflection | Art, Architecture and Design Research | Published : 2020


Serving as a spatial divide between the north and south of Cyprus, the UN patrolled buffer zone, is a spatial manifestation of an ongoing state of conflict, and a symbolic representation of the construction of identities of difference. Having been granted access to the buffer zone in Cyprus by the UN, through our work we have been exploring the ways in which emergent 3D scanning can be utilized to create installations and affective encounters with contested spaces, the ephemerality of memory, trauma, and the architecture of the in-between. In the context of ongoing conflict and division, these 3D digital scans and resultant audio-visual installations, reframe how we engage with boundaries, m..

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